As I concider being a principal one day, I have thought about how to pull a team together to create a strong positive school culture.
The traditional model of schooling continues to prove change is needed in today's world, but how do we get teacher's excited to embrace the changes? Through positive relationships school leaders can set the tone that is ready for change and teachers step up to the challenge. No matter how big or small the changes are, leaders need postive relationships to make them happen.
The behaviors of the teachers and the principal matter. When I become principal one day, I aspire to make the image I have for teachers and myself clear. When the points outlined below are practiced the team can trust eachother building a postive school culture.
Principal’s image of the teachers:
Please leave a comment if you agree, disagree or would like to edit the lists above. Being open to feedback and constructive critisims is part of the leadership gig that I have signed up for!
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