Tag: educational leadership philosophy

The best administrators I have ever worked for were always great with emotional intelligence, yet not always stellar on “policy.”  The former matters more than the latter because policies don’t matter if the culture in the building is subpar. Giving people the ownership and helping them find their purpose of moving things forward is much better … [Read more…]

Read More Focusing on Individual Moments and Recognition of Staff

The best administrators I have ever worked for were always great with emotional intelligence, yet not always stellar on “policy.”  The former matters more than the latter because policies don’t matter if the culture in the building is subpar. Giving people the ownership and helping them find their purpose of moving things forward is much better … [Read more…]

Read More Focusing on Individual Moments and Recognition of Staff

“I am not a teacher but an awakener.” —Robert Frost I tweeted this recently about the ideas of engagement and empowerment.  Engagement is more about what you can do for your students. Empowerment is about helping them figuring out what they can do for themselves. #InnovatorsMindset — George Couros (@gcouros) June 8, 2018 Some things that I have … [Read more…]

Read More “We can’t ask teachers to be innovative in their practice while administrators do the same thing they have always done.”

The end of the year can be a stressful time for educators, both work wise and emotionally.  As a principal and teacher, there was always this “I forgot to pack something for my trip” anxiety that I had at the end of the year. What did I forget to do? What needs to be done?  … [Read more…]

Read More 3 Reminders For the End of the School Year

In a previous post, “4 Non-Negotiables for Schools“, I shared what I believe should be evident in all schools: Charlie Hutzler, summed it up nicely on Twitter: ✔ #Climate ✔ Develop whole child ✔ Model #learning ✔ Stoke #curiosity 4 Non-Negotiables for Schools @gcouros https://t.co/gzVEeew3E3 #edchat — Charlie Hutzler (@CAHutzler) December 18, 2016 What I … [Read more…]

Read More A Vision for the “4 Non-Negotiables for All Schools”