Each month, #822chat will focus on a different aspect of the effective school correlates.
January 2019 – Leadership
Effective schools don’t merely have administrators – they have leaders. Leaders make positive change and empower others. An administrator manages the details of a school. Management is a fundamental necessity, but it alone is not enough to thrust schools into the future – that’s where leadership steps in.
But leadership is a skill set that takes dedication to learn.
Leadership (whether from an individual or a team) is the ability to take a followership to a place they have never been and are not sure they want to go.Lezotte & Snyder, 2011
January 5 & 8
Think of a leader with whom you’ve worked. What top qualities made the leader effective?
January 12 & 15
A vision is not the same as a compelling vision – what does that statement mean to you?
January 19 & 22
If leadership is a function of “followership” what does this mean for school leaders? Can there be leadership, if there is no followership?
January 26 & 29
February 2019 – Focused Mission
Mission statements describe why a school exists, but we all know schools exist for learning. So what is it about a mission that we can get clear about? How do effective schools focus their mission?
The leader’s greatest contribution to the school improvement effort is to articulate a compelling vision and mission, and to convince the followers that the mission is attainable, and a moral and worthy cause.Lezotte & Snyder, 2011
February 2 & 5
What are some common barriers to creating a common sense of purpose?
February 9 & 12
Feburary 16 & 19
What does the phrase “mission drift” mean to you?
February 23 & 26
How can a school connect mission statements to curriculum design?
Spring 2019 – Coming Topics
March, April, and May hold some interesting topics for #822chat. They include:
- Opportunity to Learn
- Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress
- Safe and Orderly Environment
#822Chat, What is it?
Connect. At (CST, Saturdays) and again (CST, Tuesdays) we’ll start a meet and greet. Say hello and add a follow on Twitter.
Q1 Discuss. At /pm the first question is posted. The first question is a fresh question each week. Respond to the question using “A1”.
Q2 Share. At /pm the second question is posted. This question is always the same: What are you currently creating, working on, or learning? Respond to Q2 using “A2” to start your Tweet.
Always include the hashtag #822chat with your tweets.