This article examines how one school system is evolving into a dynamic Learning Organization and turning research into solution-focused practice.
After a Professional Learning session this week, I worried about those leaders and teachers who didn’t come; those leaders and teachers who didn’t stay; those leaders and teachers who came only to “show the flag”, and then left. I wondered when they committed to system and school improvement on behalf of all students, who set expectations, made demands for and monitored the attendance of school leaders and teachers with their school teams at PL sessions?
Alma Harris Reflects on the Leading Collaborative Learning Project in Wales using “CLARITY – What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading”
Watch the video of Alma Harris reflecting on the themes emerging from the data on the processes, the intentions and the outcomes of the Leading Collaborative Learning project in Wales.
You are invited to reflect upon and to strategise how you might develop collaborative leadership strategies to build connectivity across learning spaces within schools for school improvement.
‘Where do we need to recalculate, refocus, and refine our practices’ using the well-researched 14 Parameters as the vehicle?’ If you know what works – and what you need to do, how long will you wait until every student is growing and achieving at the expected level? Illiteracy is unacceptable. How great is your sense of urgency? How long will you wait?
Leaders and Teachers to PAUSE before the close of the school year and ask three questions of their stakeholders.
Currently school leaders are faced with the dilemmas faced while navigating schools through the global pandemic. We are living the experience of day to day leadership adaptability. This would seem to be a most appropriate time for leaders to inquire with and listen to both they head and heart on how they might enact leadership that makes a positive impact on learning and wellbeing.
We have experienced a barrage of change per nano-second the past two years! Change is our only constant in education during these tumultuous times. What do we need to ‘stay the course’ in growing, learning, leading and living? I think the answer for all of us is: ‘adapt-ability’ – the 6th leadership dimension in CLARITY.