Thursday, February 4, 2010

Reflection Week4

The first and last minute of anything we do are the most important! Everything else is window treatment.

My communication handout and self-assessment tool.

Asking questions, at the end of conversations, without judgment:
  • I wonder...
  • What would happen if...
  • I had this thought...(non judgmental)
  • I heard that they tried this over...
The last word is not the last word, it is just a summary. If you give the last word, it is a decision

With an employee that has bad attitude:
  • Give them the opportunity to explain it first
  • “Yesterday with both observed something inappropriate at this school. How should I handle that?”
If you’re in a fair fight, you haven’t prepared yourself enough!

Core Values:
  • Equity and Access, Innovation, Excellence, Coherence, Co-Accountability.
  • Climate and environment
  • Engaged learners
  • Enhancing employee capacity
  • Outcomes for students
  • Challenge
  • Creativity
  • Commitment
  • Ethics
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Personal development
  • Responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Recognition
Everything you do as a principal is dependent upon your norms that you have created, in close alignment with the school’s mission and vision.