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ITEP Webinar_5 Best Practices of School Leaders_JUN28-2014

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Leading Islamic Schools Effectively – Five Best Practices of School Leader
Presented by Asma Ahmadi
Islamic Teacher Education Program
June 28, 2014

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ITEP Webinar_5 Best Practices of School Leaders_JUN28-2014

  1. 1. Asma Ahmadi – Islamic Teacher Education Program Webinar
  2. 2. What is leadership? 0 The exercise of influence on individuals towards the achievement of a specific goal.
  3. 3. What is leadership? You and what Army?
  4. 4. What does it mean to be a school leader? 0 Servant leadership: to serve 0 Second to teaching, school leadership is the most important factor to school success
  5. 5. What is learning? 0 learning is the process through which experience causes permanent change in knowledge or behavior (Steven Katz) (Woolfolk, Winnie, and Perry, 2012)
  6. 6. Ontario Leadership Framework 0 Framework (2013) 0 http://iel.immix.ca/storage/6/1380680840/OLF_Use r_Guide_FINAL.pdf
  7. 7. 5 Best practices of school leaders: 1. Setting Directions 2. Building relationships and developing staff 3. Developing the organization to support desired practices 4. Improving instructional leadership 5. Securing Accountability
  8. 8. 1. Setting Directions 0 people buy into the leader, before they buy into the vision (John Maxwell) 0 demonstrate who you are: in each every conversation/interaction.
  9. 9. In Education we are in the business of ______________ Relationships
  10. 10. 2. Building relationships and developing staff 0 Developing people slowly one interaction at a time 0 create a: What is in it for me (WIIFM) 0 major role: build teacher capacity I will focus on two things: 0 Feedback 0 Parent engagement
  11. 11. Feedback: Understand before being understood 0 Receiving 0 Giving 0 focus on behavior, not the person 0balance content: positive too 0be specific 0be realistic 0own the feedback 0be timely 0offer continuing support
  12. 12. Parent engagement 0 What is Parent engagement? 0 is not just engaging the parents in school, but it is engaging the parent with their child
  13. 13. 3. Developing the organization to support desired practices 0 Safety and Supervision 0 Discipline 0 Investigation
  14. 14. Safety and Supervision Supervising Staff 0 Is it behaviour or performance? 0 Always assume positive intent Behaviour (ethical) Performance Trust, care, respect and integrity • Commitment to students and student learning • Ongoing professional learning • Professional knowledge • Professional practice • Leadership in learning communities
  15. 15. Discipline The goals of Discipline: 0 Learn from the misbehavior 0 Behaviour change 0 To make better decisions next time. Behavior is a symptom of something else Progressive Discipline -not about punishment -it is about learning
  16. 16. Investigation 0 Do not do it in a hurry, take the time in the investigation. Get the whole picture before making a decisions 0 Assume positive intent: when inquiring or investigating
  17. 17. 4. Improving instructional leadership 0 If you really want to engage in instructional leadership you need safety and supervision. 0 You cannot teach in chaos 0 I am not an expert, those are the teaches, but I have resources, I know where to go for those Two focus: 0 Walk throughs 0 Assessment
  18. 18. Walk-throughs: 0 to be visible, does not mean to just pop your head 0 but have those conversations, build relationships, do the check-ins.
  19. 19. Assessment 0 Assessment comes from the Latin assidere, : 0 it is “sitting beside” 0 support learning 0 it is not grading or evaluating students. Coaches (coaches don’t give numbers) 0 what did I do well? 0 What did I mess up? 0 What can I do differently?
  20. 20. 5. Securing Accountability Research shows that school leaders feel accountable most to _________________
  21. 21. Value-based, Data-Driven 0 In the absences of data: how can we get support (or funding). 0 It is not about the data, it is about what you do with the data 0 Attitudinal data: how the participants “feel” and “think”? 0 Data Rich, Information Poor (DRIP): give them the data, but do we get from it, what do you do with it? 0 You got to have 5 years of data to identify trends
  22. 22. Personal Leadership Resources 0 Cognitive: problem solving expertise, knowledge of effective schools 0 Social: perceive emotions, manage emotions, act in emotionally appropriate ways 0 Psychological: Optimism, Self-efficacy, Resilience
  23. 23. Final Words 0 Your job is not to solve problems your job is to find the right people/support for the issue at hand. 0 It is not about being liked, it is being respected. 0 What you permit or ignore, you are promoting or condoning 0 Document, document, document time, the question, what was said, “I hear you say”, 0 Language is changing: rules vs expectation 0 the only people have a right to be in the classroom are the students: we are invited to help them.
  24. 24. Final Words… 0 we are only as strong as the people we lead 0 Do not personalize
  25. 25. Every day, Everybody, all the time

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