pammoran
pammoran
May 22, 2017 · 2 min read

Every now and then I go back to reread notes I’ve written on my phone app. My notes remind me of conversations in which I’ve engaged, presentations I’ve heard, books or videos I want to process, and reflections I’ve recorded.

A couple of years ago, I was working with a group of educators and asked them the question, “what makes principals excel in their work with teachers, parents, and young people?” Here’s the list I recorded from their discussion:

  • Dreams as a visionary does
  • Listens
  • Advocates for children
  • Builds relationships
  • Takes risks
  • Inspires with stories
  • Kid-watches across the school
  • Advocates for resources
  • Demonstrates emotional intelligence
  • Engages in intellectual study
  • Sees what’s needed and organizes in response
  • Feels empathy from a child’s point of view
  • Works hard at the job
  • Opens doors for children to be successful
  • Actively seeks to lead with diverse teams
  • Acts boldly
  • Confronts when needed
  • Values all voices within the full community

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as an educator I'm for 21st c community learning spaces for all kinds of learners, both adults and young people; comments reflect my personal point of view.

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