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Educational Leadership: Creating the Conditions for Passion and Innovation

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Presentation for the 2013 Reform Symposium #RSCON4. Focusing on discussions about creating the time and conditions within the school day to help teachers/staff to learn and explore hunches, curiosities. Session info http://bit.ly/1fcvUAQ

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Educational Leadership: Creating the Conditions for Passion and Innovation

  1. 1. Educational Leadership: Creating the Conditions for Passion and Innovation cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by D. Sharon Pruitt: http://flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/2292064768/ Chris Wejr @chriswejr www.chriswejr.com
  2. 2. About Me
  3. 3. “We cannot motivate others… we can only work to create the conditions for people to motivate themselves.” -Image: http://flic.kr/p/8zWLAj
  4. 4. “You need management to build a house but only leadership can make it into a home.” Bruce Beairsto CC Image: http://flic.kr/p/9J9Pio
  5. 5. Do we lack innovation in education? cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Parée: http://flickr.com/photos/pareeerica/3279725831/
  6. 6. Make time for what matters cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Xava du: http://flickr.com/photos/7933170@N03/652332630/
  7. 7. Professional Autonomy Image: http://flic.kr/p/5JLTCz
  8. 8. Teacher Leadership The old model of formal, one-person leadership leaves the substantial talents of teachers largely untapped... Leadership is the professional work of everyone in the school. Image: http://flic.kr/p/6kFV4R - Linda Lambert
  9. 9. Focusing on the Strengths Within
  10. 10. Let go. Take risks. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Jen R: http://flickr.com/photos/jypsygen/5959651087/
  11. 11. CHOICES a chance for teachers & students to explore strengths, interests, & passions
  12. 12. Identity Day: Sharing Our Passions
  13. 13. Time for Innovation cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Toni Verdú Carbó: http://flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2283676770/
  14. 14. Creating Time for Teachers to Meet and Tinker With Ideas
  15. 15. Wise Strong New Linda Kaser and Judy Halbert cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by Davide Restivo: http://flickr.com/photos/somemixedstuff/2403249501/
  16. 16. Image: http://flic.kr/p/gHVux Share. Be a Connector.
  17. 17. Educational Leadership Creating the Conditions for Passion & Innovation • • • • • • Balance effective leadership and management Make innovation a priority – provide the TIME Encourage leadership from within Focus on Strengths Balance effective traditions, research, innovation Be the connector – SHARE
  18. 18. What are other ways to create the conditions for passion and innovation in schools? cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by paul bica: http://flickr.com/photos/dexxus/3130228600/
  19. 19. Connect With Me www.chriswejr.com About.me/ChrisWejr @chriswejr Facebook.com/chriswejr chriswejr@gmail.com Today’s slides: http://slideshare.net/mrwejr

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