-Allow people to feel comfortable to move to another presentation if they wish -Polar Bear “ice breaker” Move chairs if need be Refer to hand outs as supplemental the only follow along will be the powerpoint
- an administrative perspective August 7 th , 2006 Reclaiming Youth Finger Lakes Seminars at Cornell University THE CIRCLE OF COURAGE
Aggregation- The effective school leader turns private judgments into collective decisions
What is a team? Teacher, counselor, paraprofessional, psychologist, principal, clinical director Content area teachers Teacher’s aides Administrators Regional school Principals Special Education teachers, counselors, psychologists, CSE chairs STUDENTS & TEACHERS Teacher and Principal Parents School Monitors & Administrators Superintendents & Principals SOCIAL SERVICES & SCHOOLS
Projective identification ( DSM-IV , pg. 756). The individual deals with emotional conflict or internal or external stressors by falsely attributing to another his or her own unacceptable feelings, impulses, or thoughts. Unlike simple projection, the individual does not fully disavow what is projected. Instead, the individual remains aware of his or her own affects or impulses but misattributes them as justifiable reactions to the other person. Not infrequently, the individual induces the very feelings in others that were first mistakenly believed to be there, making it difficult to clarify who did what to whom first.
Administrative leadership in a Circle of Courage model comes from the idea that just as the highly creative child causes problems for the classroom teacher a highly creative staff member creates problems for the school administrator. To be creative is to be unpredictable. This makes others uneasy.
An administrator’s generosity is in accepting this and understanding the difference between creativity and incompetence.
Generosity Administrative Support of Creative Energy Students receive increased self-esteem, develop empathy for staff and students, have fun, see staff in new roles (i.e. camping) Staff get feeling of significance, an understanding of the greater nurturing that the students need beyond academics, valued for creativity, untapped collaboration community-clip