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WSU Leadership Part I August
 

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    • Leadership is . . . [email_address]
      • When you think of the word leadership, what three words or phrases come to your mind?
      • At your table, share your three words or phrases. Why did you select these three?
      • Who, as a leader, influenced your thinking on these three words or phrases?
    • Leadership is . .
    • “ It’s just one darn thing after another!”
    • Leadership . . .
      • In the essentials . . .
      • unity.
      • In the non-essentials . . .
      • freedom.
      • In all things . . .
      • clarity.
    •  
    • COLLABORATION IS KEY!
      • “ Every collaboration
      • helps you grow.”
      Brian Eno, musician
    • Even if we have a collaborative environment – are we leading “smart:”? The Center for Educational Effectiveness
      • A school is . . .
      “ a building that has four walls - with the future inside.” Lon Watters
    •  
      • “ Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
      • Neil Postman
      The future . . .
    •  
    • Questions?
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    •  
      • “ Public schools are a public trust.”
      Linda Darling-Hammond
      • “ A community is known
      • by the schools it keeps.”
      Shaker Heights School District
    • Great Schools Consist of . . .
      • “ Great teachers doing
      • great teaching.”
      • McKinsey & Company (2007)
    • Manson School District
      • Leaders build capacity,
      • not dependency.
    • Capacity Building . . .
      • involves the collective ability – dispositions, skills, knowledge, motivation and resources – to act together to bring about expected change.
      • 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).
      • Fullan (2005)
    • “ Your bottom line is your front line. It all comes from people”
    • Casey Stengel, manager of the New York Yankees, commented after winning the 1958 World Series, “ I couldn’t have done it without my players.”
    • Casey Stengel – The secret of leadership . . .
      • “ is keeping those who dislike me away from those who are still undecided.”
    • Bobbing for Superintendents
    • “ Leadership Matters!”
      • It matters a great deal in leading a learning culture where staff and students improve in practice and performance.
    • “ Large National Study Strongly Links Educational Leadership to Student Achievement.”
      • “ 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.”
      • The Wallace Foundation, July 2010
      • “ The role of leader is to “mobilize people to tackle tough problems.”
      Heifetz (1994)
    • Leadership
      • “ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, you are a leader.”
      • John Quincy Adams
    • School Leadership
      • What is the purpose of leadership?
    • What is the purpose of leadership?
      • “ The improvement of instructional practice and performance.”
              • (Elmore, 2006)
    • What is improvement?
      • Improvement is increases in quality and performance over time .
      • Richard Elmore, June 2006 Conference paper, OECD, (p. 6.)
    • 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.)
    • 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)
    • Leadership . . .
      • Good leaders change organizations.
      • Great leaders change people.
    • Leadership is . . .
      • Management view:
      • “ Doing things right.”
      • Leadership View:
      • “ Doing right things.”
    • Leadership is . . .
      • “ Doing right things right.”
      Kenneth Leithwood, 2004
    • Leading with the “Right Work”
      • “ The right work at both the school level and the district level is to do something that impacts the classroom.”
      • Waters & Marzano (2006)
    • Leaders of Learning
      • As a leader, what are the “right things” you must do to improve learning?.
      • What evidence do you have that you are doing the “right things – right?”
    • Leadership
      • Have you changed your three words or phrases or have they been reinforced through your table discussions?
      • What words or phrases would you add to your thoughts regarding the role of school leadership?