Category Archives: leadership

The budget as a Vision Statement

As a math person i am not afraid of numbers or budgets, but a budget is more than just numbers. Much of the money from the federal government has strings attached to it so every penny has to come from … Continue reading

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Curriculum Narrative Summary

My summary of our discussion during the week.

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Educational Philosophy

My rewritten philosophy of education, cross posted at my personal blog. Comments welcome. Educational Philosophy Schools can and do influence most aspects of their students. To effectively educate students schools must reflect the attitude of the local community and build … Continue reading

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Charity Begins At Home

I read this blog a while ago and was struck by his 3rd point about schools raising money. I sent it to my sons’ principal. I am not against schools raising money. I think our schools in general are underfunded. … Continue reading

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Leadership Supervision Podcast

Yesterday November 22, 2010 was the final day to turn in work for the Supervision class. I had a few extra thoughts rolling around in my head during my drive to work. I thought I would try creating a podcast. … Continue reading

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Observation and Evaluation

Image via Wikipedia A two-piece post inspired by my own observation and write-up at my other site. If your boss sent you a message and said, “I’m coming to observe your work next week for one hour. I want you … Continue reading

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The Other Half of Supervision

Image via Wikipedia So far the emphasis of the supervision course has been on observation. However, almost no focus has been put on job evaluation. Meaning we are not observing teachers to evaluate whether we should keep them as teachers … Continue reading

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Supervision

Thinking about the role of principal one might initially think, “Gee if we could only fire the bottom 5% to 10% of teachers we might improve our schools.” Sure sounds good, except, what if the replacements you hired were just … Continue reading

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Supervision

This second class is very different than the first. In our leadership course we read a lot, and by a lot I mean a good 4 to 6 hours of reading a week. We read essays about leadership from recognized … Continue reading

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Leadership Covered: Supervision Next

Grades came back the other day. I worry too much. I did just fine. It was strange reading just the parts my teacher highlighted it was like reading a paper written by someone completely different. Reading my own paper from … Continue reading

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