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School Leadership

There’s a new meme streaking through the blogosphere. What makes a school leader?
Check out two here and here.
Here’s some teasers (more detail and deeper thinking in the postings):
Effective school leaders can energize and motivate staff to accomplish great things.
Effective school leaders are able to successfully handle complexity.
Effective school leaders are data-driven.
Effective school leaders are responsive to the demands of the new millennium.
Effective leaders understand the power, potential, and challenges of digital technologies.
Effective school leaders can reside at any level of a school organization.
Effective school leaders are, at all times and in all ways, oriented first and foremost toward the needs of students.
And in a different vein:
The kids are cooler than the teacher.
I want to be the dullest crayon in the box.
Everything is possible.
Nothing we can’t figure out together.
Looking someone in the eye always counts.
Looking them in the eye when you’re listening counts even more.
“Everyone that comes my way is my teacher.”
The ability to see patterns forming rather than to get bogged down in linear silos.
Interesting. I look forward to reading more. I think that leading schools is one of the most difficult things to do. Greatness exists there.

Posted on: February 9, 2007, 10:06 pm Category: Uncategorized