‘Seeking to understand’ in action

A norm that I aspire to, however difficult it can be at times is this one: Seek to understand before being understood. I just read a story about an administrator who practices this norm. From Karen S. about a Kindergarten student in trouble in Talking Him Off the Ledge at Talkworthy: “In a few minutes,… Continue reading ‘Seeking to understand’ in action

doing the right things or doing things right

Came across this quote on my iGoogle page today: Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. – Peter Drucker I’m reading this in terms of classroom leadership. And in light of the recent conversations about teaching and teachers that have been erupting across the blogosphere. (Read my last few posts to… Continue reading doing the right things or doing things right

Leadership for any kind of change.

Please, Administrators of Canada (and probably the US and Australia, and South Korea, and New Zealand, and Morocco, and…), please stop jumping headfirst into change initiatives and expect your teachers to jump on with you as if they had been there from the start. Do you know that some of the least effective PD (wish… Continue reading Leadership for any kind of change.

“Put technology where it can be best used… In the classroom!”

[cross ranted as a comment at Stephen Ransom’s EdTechTrek] [and slightly elaborated] I am starting to think that because many teachers and administrators still do not know exactly what we can do with technology there is a reluctance to put it in the classroom. Example – today the Internet had, for some reason, stopped working… Continue reading “Put technology where it can be best used… In the classroom!”