Hidden in Plain Sight
TEAMS WORKING INTERDEPENDENTLY to achieve a shared purpose will improve student learning by raising the standard of teaching across the team. Working interdependently doesn’t happen because we label a team a learning community or administratively mandate professional learning with fixed schedules and objectives. Getting teams to work interdependently requires empowered middle leaders. This book will help senior leaders empower middle leaders to take ownership of school change initiatives, by: understanding how to select middle leaders, differentiating expectations for middle leaders, and identifying the skills and knowledge middle leaders need to lead change. Middle leaders will learn how to advocate for themselves and their team, by: understanding how their role changes as the team develops, establishing a clear purpose and goals, and harnessing conflict to innovate.
Read the Preface to understand why I wrote this book and how it will help you improve middle leadership in your school.
Click here to watch how you can facilitate “3 Quote Draw“, an activity that not only serves as a good icebreaker but also helps you, as a leader, understand the values your colleagues hold.