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  • 1. Leadership Washington State University November 21, 2008 [email_address]
  • 2. COLLABORATION IS KEY!
  • 3.
    • “ A community is known
    • by the schools it keeps”
    • Shaker Heights School District
  • 4. “ Higher”
  • 5.  
  • 6. Leadership
    • What is it?
  • 7. “ It’s just one darn thing after another!”
  • 8.
    • “ The role of leader is to “mobilize people to tackle tough problems.”
    Heifetz (1994)
  • 9. “ Leadership Matters!”
    • It matters a great deal in leading a learning culture where staff and students improve in practice and performance.
  • 10. Every leader is telling a story about what he or she values.
  • 11. What do you value?
  • 12. EDWARD R. MURROW - This I Believe . . .
  • 13. Leadership . . .
    • Good leaders change organizations.
    • Great leaders change people.
  • 14. Leadership is . . .
    • Management view:
    • “Doing things right.”
    • Leadership View:
    • “Doing right things.”
  • 15. Leadership is . . .
    • “ Doing right things right.”
    Kenneth Leithwood, 2004
  • 16.
    • As a leader, what are the
    • “ right things ?”
    • What evidence do you have that you are
    • “ doing the right things right?”
  • 17. Leadership
    • What is the purpose of leadership?
  • 18. What is the purpose of leadership?
    • “ The improvement of instructional practice and performance.”
            • (Elmore, 2006)
  • 19. Leadership
    • How do leaders influence the improvement of instructional practice and performance?
  • 20. Leadership Accountability
    • The necessary condition for success of school leaders in the future will be their capacity to improve the quality of instructional practice.
    • Richard Elmore, June 2006 Conference paper, OECD, (p. 6.)
  • 21. What is improvement?
    • Improvement is increases in quality and performance over time .
    • Richard Elmore, June 2006 Conference paper, OECD, (p. 6.)
  • 22. Practice must be based on a theory of action .
    • A theory of action is a set of logically connected statements that connect the actions of leaders with their consequences for quality and performance in the organization.
    • They must be stated in order to be shared, and they have to be evaluated against evidence of their success in order to be judged .
    • (Chris Argyris and Donald Schon, 1978)
  • 23. Leadership is . . .
    • The relentless pursuit
    • in the improvement
    • of practice.
  • 24. June 26, 2002 Seattle P.I. Germany ends South Korea’s dream Three-time champs will face Brazil or Turkey in final BY JERE LONGMAN The New York Times “ South Korea was playing out a fantasy, while Germany is one of the world’s powers. Victory is a relentless expectation, not a delirious wish . While South Korea had a nation’s support, it could not match Germany’s skill and conviction.”
  • 25.
    • A recent report (2007) from McKinsey & Company titled, How the World’s Best-performing School Systems Come Out on Top, concludes that :
    • 1) the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers, and
    • 2) the only way to improve outcomes is to improve instruction.
  • 26. Great Schools Consist of . . .
    • Great teachers doing
    • great teaching.
    • McKinsey & Company (2007)
  • 27. Great teaching consists of . . .
    • Teachers’ knowledge and skill ,
    • Students’ engagement in their own learning, and
    • Challenging and meaningful content (Rigor).
    • PELP Coherence Framework (2006)
  • 28. What does rigor look like?
    • It has a clear purpose.
    • It is important to know.
    • It challenges students to think and learn.
    • It can be applied.
    • It articulates a plan for the teacher to measure what has been learned.
    • It includes a plan for students to evaluate and improve their own work.
    • It contains elements of personal and peer respect.
    • (Wagner, 2006)
  • 29. Good instruction All students tend to benefit from :
    • clear goals and learning objectives;
    • meaningful and challenging contexts;
    • a curriculum rich with content;
    • well designed and appropriately paced-curriculum;
    • active engagement and participation;
    • opportunities to practice, apply, and transfer new learning;
  • 30. Good instruction All students tend to benefit from:
    • feedback on correct and incorrect responses;
    • periodic review and practice;
    • frequent assessments to gauge progress, with reteaching as needed, and
    • opportunities to interact with other students in motivating and appropriately structured contexts.
    • (Goldenberg, 2008)
  • 31. Students achieve when:
    • there is a culture of high expectations,
    • teachers know how and when learning occurs, and
    • schools identify and support struggling students.
    • Urquhart, 2008
    • McREL, Changing Schools
  • 32. McKinsey & Company’s 2007 Report Findings . . .
    • Get the right people to teach,
    • Support their growth of their knowledge and skills, and
    • Ensure that every student performs to his or her potential.
  • 33. The Role of Leadership in Highly Effective Schools
    • Hire well
    • Develop people
    • Intervene early and often
    • Create a “high reliability” system
        • (failure is not an option for any student)
        • McKinsey & Company ( 2007)
  • 34.
    • One child who does not learn what is needed for future success is one child too many.
    • Urquhart, 2008
    • McREL, Changing Schools
  • 35. Leadership
    • Break
  • 36. Leadership Priorities
    • Please select one or two leadership phrases or comments that most align with your view of leadership and reflect the culture of where you work, or would like to work.
    • Share with a colleague or at your table why you selected the phrase of comment.
  • 37. Creating the Magic at Walt Disney World
    • “ The highest customer satisfaction is recorded in those areas of the company where cast members rate their leaders as ‘outstanding’ at
    coaching , recognition and listening , empowerment .”
  • 38. Thoughts on Leadership
    • Listen to me
    • Put me in the game
    • Some assembly is required
    • Stay on main street
    • Inspire me
    • Share the big picture
    • I’ll perform when I’m “on stage”
    • Make me feel special
    • Bring out the best in me
    • Coach me
  • 39. Leadership
    • With a partner, share evidence of how you have:
    • coached someone to improvement,
    • listened for understanding,
    • recognized the efforts of others, and
    • empowered staff.