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WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
WSU Leadership Part I August
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WSU Leadership Part I August

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  • 1. Leadership is . . . [email_address]
  • 2. <ul><li>When you think of the word leadership, what three words or phrases come to your mind? </li></ul><ul><li>At your table, share your three words or phrases. Why did you select these three? </li></ul><ul><li>Who, as a leader, influenced your thinking on these three words or phrases? </li></ul>
  • 3. Leadership is . .
  • 4. “ It’s just one darn thing after another!”
  • 5. Leadership . . . <ul><li>In the essentials . . . </li></ul><ul><li>unity. </li></ul><ul><li>In the non-essentials . . . </li></ul><ul><li>freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>In all things . . . </li></ul><ul><li>clarity. </li></ul>
  • 6.  
  • 7. COLLABORATION IS KEY!
  • 8. <ul><li>“ Every collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>helps you grow.” </li></ul>Brian Eno, musician
  • 9. Even if we have a collaborative environment – are we leading “smart:”? The Center for Educational Effectiveness
  • 10. <ul><li>A school is . . . </li></ul>“ a building that has four walls - with the future inside.” Lon Watters
  • 11.  
  • 12. <ul><li>“ Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Postman </li></ul>The future . . .
  • 13.  
  • 14. Questions?
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  • 17. <ul><li>“ Public schools are a public trust.” </li></ul>Linda Darling-Hammond
  • 18. <ul><li>“ A community is known </li></ul><ul><li>by the schools it keeps.” </li></ul>Shaker Heights School District
  • 19. Great Schools Consist of . . . <ul><li>“ Great teachers doing </li></ul><ul><li>great teaching.” </li></ul><ul><li>McKinsey & Company (2007) </li></ul>
  • 20. Manson School District
  • 21. <ul><li>Leaders build capacity, </li></ul><ul><li>not dependency. </li></ul>
  • 22. Capacity Building . . . <ul><li>involves the collective ability – dispositions, skills, knowledge, motivation and resources – to act together to bring about expected change. </li></ul>
  • 23. <ul><li>If you want to change people’s behavior , “You need to create a community around them, where these new beliefs could be practical, expressed and nurtured” (p. 173). </li></ul><ul><li>Fullan (2005) </li></ul>
  • 24. “ Your bottom line is your front line. It all comes from people”
  • 25. Casey Stengel, manager of the New York Yankees, commented after winning the 1958 World Series, “ I couldn’t have done it without my players.”
  • 26. Casey Stengel – The secret of leadership . . . <ul><li>“ is keeping those who dislike me away from those who are still undecided.” </li></ul>
  • 27. Bobbing for Superintendents
  • 28. “ Leadership Matters!” <ul><li>It matters a great deal in leading a learning culture where staff and students improve in practice and performance. </li></ul>
  • 29. “ Large National Study Strongly Links Educational Leadership to Student Achievement.” <ul><li>“ The rubber hits the road in the classrooms; that’s where the learning happens. Leadership is important because is sets the conditions and the expectations in the school that there will be excellent instruction and there will be a culture of ongoing learning for the educators and for the students in the school.” </li></ul><ul><li>The Wallace Foundation, July 2010 </li></ul>
  • 30. <ul><li>“ The role of leader is to “mobilize people to tackle tough problems.” </li></ul>Heifetz (1994)
  • 31. Leadership <ul><li>“ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, you are a leader.” </li></ul><ul><li>John Quincy Adams </li></ul>
  • 32. School Leadership <ul><li>What is the purpose of leadership? </li></ul>
  • 33. What is the purpose of leadership? <ul><li>“ The improvement of instructional practice and performance.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Elmore, 2006) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 34. What is improvement? <ul><li>Improvement is increases in quality and performance over time . </li></ul><ul><li> Richard Elmore, June 2006 Conference paper, OECD, (p. 6.) </li></ul>
  • 35. Leadership Accountability <ul><li>The necessary condition for success of school leaders in the future will be their capacity to improve the quality of instructional practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Elmore, June 2006 Conference paper, OECD, (p. 6.) </li></ul>
  • 36. Practice must be based on a theory of action . <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>(Chris Argyris and Donald Schon, 1978) </li></ul>
  • 37. Leadership . . . <ul><li>Good leaders change organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Great leaders change people. </li></ul>
  • 38. Leadership is . . . <ul><li>Management view: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Doing things right.” </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership View: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Doing right things.” </li></ul>
  • 39. Leadership is . . . <ul><li>“ Doing right things right.” </li></ul>Kenneth Leithwood, 2004
  • 40. Leading with the “Right Work” <ul><li>“ The right work at both the school level and the district level is to do something that impacts the classroom.” </li></ul><ul><li>Waters & Marzano (2006) </li></ul>
  • 41. Leaders of Learning <ul><li>As a leader, what are the “right things” you must do to improve learning?. </li></ul><ul><li>What evidence do you have that you are doing the “right things – right?” </li></ul>
  • 42. Leadership <ul><li>Have you changed your three words or phrases or have they been reinforced through your table discussions? </li></ul><ul><li>What words or phrases would you add to your thoughts regarding the role of school leadership? </li></ul>

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