Ch. 3 Major Concepts We find in our reading the essence of being a school principal and the many characteristics a principal must possess in order to be effective. This chapter speaks about school leaders managing every aspect of the school in order to ensure student success. Managing a learning facility that operates in an organized and safe environment can play a major role in the potential success of students.
Over the past three decades’ educational leadership has been in search of ways to increase student literacy in urban middle schools in the southeast sections of the District of Columbia. The quest to closing achievement gaps in urban school districts have and will always be an on-going issue for educational leadership (Daly & Chrispells, 2008). Findings from research studies suggest that school leadership accounts for fully one quarter of total school effects on pupils, making it second only to classroom instruction among school-based factors affecting student achievement (Leithwood, Louis, Anderson & Wahlstrom, 2004).
As a leader, he/she should know how to communicate with the decision makers as well as with the families of the students, and his/her faculty and staff. With the growing diversity of students within our school and community, as an educational leader I will need to be able to understand the relationship between social justice, school culture, and the community. I will determine what opportunities are available within our community, discuss with the stakeholders our beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes that will shape and influence the way our school will be run. I will have to learn how to recognize the differences of
The first domain in the Florida Principals Leadership Standards, Student Achievement, is divided into two separate Standards. The first standard is about Student Learning Results and achieving previously set standards. Out of the many leadership styles that were discussed in class, I felt that the path-goal theory fit the purpose of this standard the best. The implementation of path Goal-theory begins by identifying the objectives to be reached as “The school 's learning goals are based on the state 's adopted student academic standards and the district 's adopted curricula” (“The Florida Principal,” n.d.). My job as a leader would then be to clear out any foreseeable, and unforeseen obstacles so that my pupils can achieve success as
ISLLC Standard 5 suggests that an educational leader acts with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner. The leader has knowledge and understanding of professional codes of ethics, frameworks and perspectives on principles. Value of the diverse school community is evident. The administrator believes in, values, and is committed to bringing ethical principles to the supervisory process putting their own interest aside for the good of the school community. They must use the influence of their leadership constructively and productively in the service of all students and their families. A leader guides activities as a role model, consider personal and professional values, as well as demonstrate a personal and professional code of ethics. They treat people fairly with dignity and respect. Legal and contractual obligations must be filled and laws and procedures should be applied fairly, wisely, and considerately.
This is a chance for the schools to reinforce their ethos and values. The ethos of the school should be felt in the atmosphere of the school environment as it is part of daily practise and activites planned by the teachers. It should prioritise childrens safety and with children at the centre of all
Teachers are the life-blood of school districts across the United States. They are masters of their specific grade-level content and work tirelessly to manage the learning and well-being of their students. Teachers are the academic leaders of the learning environment within their classrooms and collaborate with their students throughout the year in order to facilitate learning, and foster creativity and problem solving. However, over the last thirty years, teacher leadership has taken on a whole new meaning.
2.a) The school Governors are volunteers who ensure a school is run efficiently, they work with the school to deliver good quality education, they set the schools aims and policies whilst working with the head teacher. They also make sure the schools budget is spent correctly and the building is being run well and safely. Senior Management Team (SMT) consists of the head teacher, deputy heads and the heads of the departments. They have a collective responsibility for the efficient daily running and discipline of the school, assisting the head teacher in leadership and management and is designed to allow strategic day to day responsibilities.
senior management team Made up of head teacher and deputy head, they set the strategic direction of the school and manage this. Always aware of current state of school, lead any changes that need to happen and ensure school is doing the best it can for the children that attend. other statutory roles e.g. SENCO The SENCO will co-ordinate additional support for pupils and help/discuss with their parents, teachers and other professionals who are involved with them. The SENCO has responsibility for requesting the involvement of an Educational Psychologist and other external services.
As a result, the readers of the book benefited a lot from this book since it exposes the professionals who carried out the project as Dr. Patricia M. Greenfield, Ms. Blanca Quiroz, and many others were are notable in their work. Furthermore, it brings out the issue of schools demographics and contexts and, more importantly, help them apply the approach brought in the project on how to deal with classroom organization management. The fascinating thing about this book is the breakdown of the Bridging Culture Project, which assists a lot in understanding the issue of classroom management. Next time I happen to teach in a classroom, I will be very carefully about the class organization because this is the starting point of success in class and is very true to say that class management is all about creating a friendly environment for continuous learning to take place. I will rightly start by studying every student in my classroom and more specifically his or her culture then proceed to bridge the gap between the culture and the instruction that I give in
In order to rectify the issues at Harpo Allen, increase student achievement, and promote overall success for the organization, the school will need to be restructured. In restructuring the school, the principal should use the demographic data of the community to devise ways to integrate the culture found
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
Reflective Journal Leadership, Professional Knowledge and Ethical Practice What is one prevalent issue in early childhood education today? Explain both sides of the debate regarding this time. When I begin teaching at Head Start 18 years ago I only needed a high school diploma.
(2010: 16) claim, ‘There is a connection between the increased distribution of leadership roles and responsibilities and the improvement of pupil outcomes.’ Distributed leadership has become an intentional practice and one that is promoted to improve schools. (Lumby, 2013, 583). Distributed leadership creates broader opportunities for everyone. This implies that the opportunities are open to all.