School Leadership Advice (5 Tips)
Dr. Hawkins makes sure that his St. Rose Administration students take practical wisdom with them, when they graduate, to help in every-day situations. Graduates of the CITE/ St. Rose administration program (SBL and SDL) always mention how useful these maxims are once they’re in school leadership positions.
We started part 1 of this series last week. Catch it here.
“I love the fact that the program can be done in less than 2 years and that I felt prepared for the job.”
– Meredith Broxmeyer, Assistant Principal of PS 191Q – The Mayflower School.
“The program prepared me for my current job by using theory based instruction and applying it to real world situations.”
– Brett Kearney assistant Principal, Lindenhurst High School
For more about the program, click here.
Today we’re publishing part 2.
Here are 5 more of Dr. Hawkins’ “tattoos,” which are educational leadership ideas so important that you should have them with you always, like a tattoo.
- “If there is a void, someone will fill it”
- For thought: Where are the voids in your school? How can you take control over how they’re filled?
- “Strong schools come from strong communities. If your school is weak, you need to build externally as well as internally!”
- For thought: Where can you plug in to the community? Who can help? In what way can you strengthen your school community by connecting to the external community?
- “The way that you see things will start changing.”
- Has this happened to you? It probably will. In what way do you see things differently now that you’re in a school leadership role?
- “Leaders lead people, not buildings.”
- How are you dealing with people instead of buildings? What does that mean? In which situations does it matter most to deal with people?
- “Never confuse activity with results.”
- A big one.
How can you use these in your everyday leadership?
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