Be the leader your school community needs The responsibilities of school leaders are increasingly complex. In this book, you will find a problem-solving model to help you think through morally complex situations. These steps will enable you to arrive at innovative solutions that are ethical, logical, culturally sensitive, and in the best interests of students. Packed with real-life vignettes, mental exercises, reflections, checklists, and other templates, these strategies will help you  • Understand how ethical standards and core values drive your leadership choices  • Approach problems through a lens of equity and care for the students entrusted to you  • Recognize when urgent action is called for and when it’s better to slow down in order to thoroughly consider your actions and the potential consequences of those actions As a leader, you face difficult challenges every day. This book will help ensure that the decisions you make are right for your students–and for the whole community.

Know Thyself
Know Thyself

From college deans to middle school principals to preschool directors, school administrators are responsible for instructional, financial, and equitable leadership while ensuring the steady day-to-day operational management of our educational organizations. What guides your decisions as a leader? Chances are your decisions are guided by a combination of your personal code of ethics, family values, prior experience, and the policies and laws governing your profession, your district, and your school. All of these factors go into forming and defining your Ethical Line.

Reflective Questions
  • Has there been a time in your career when you felt conflicted because your personal values clashed with the professional norms of your school or district? How did you handle the dilemma of adhering to your own Ethical ...
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