Saturday, 24 May 2014

Todd Whitaker

What Great Principals Do Differently Todd Whitaker

  1. People not programs determine the quality of a school
  2. Have clarity about who they are, what they do, and how other's perceive them
  3. Take responsibility
  4. Create a positive atmosphere
  5. Treat others with respect
  6. Understanding of the Power of Praise
  7. Consistently Filter out the negatives that don't matter and share a positive attitude
  8. Apply a range of strategies 
  9. Hire the best teachers
  10. Understand the dynamics of change
  11. Focus on behaviour before beliefs
  12. Loyal to their students, teachers and school
  13. Ask themselves: What will my best teachers think of this
  14. Ask themselves: who is most comfortable and who is least comfortable with each decision they make
  15. Sensitive to teacher's needs 
  16. Make the most of valuable resources
  17. Make it cool to care
  18. Work hard to keep their relationships in good repair 
  19. Take steps to improve or remove negative and ineffective staff members
  20. Establish clear expectations at the start of the year and follow them consistently as the year progresses

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