School Leadership Advice (5 Tips)
Dr. Hawkins makes sure that his St. Rose Administration students take practical wisdom with them, when they graduate, to help in every-day situations. Graduates of the CITE/ St. Rose administration program (SBL and SDL) always mention how useful these maxims are once they’re in school leadership positions.
“I love the fact that the program can be done in less than 2 years and that I felt prepared for the job.”
– Meredith Broxmeyer, Assistant Principal of PS 191Q – The Mayflower School.
“The program prepared me for my current job by using theory based instruction and applying it to real world situations.”
– Brett Kearney assistant Principal, Lindenhurst High School
Today we’re publishing part 2.
Here are 5 more of Dr. Hawkins’ “tattoos,” which are educational leadership ideas so important that you should have them with you always, like a tattoo.
- “If there is a void, someone will fill it”
- For thought: Where are the voids in your school? How can you take control over how they’re filled?
- “Strong schools come from strong communities. If your school is weak, you need to build externally as well as internally!”
- For thought: Where can you plug in to the community? Who can help? In what way can you strengthen your school community by connecting to the external community?
- “The way that you see things will start changing.”
- Has this happened to you? It probably will. In what way do you see things differently now that you’re in a school leadership role?
- “Leaders lead people, not buildings.”
- How are you dealing with people instead of buildings? What does that mean? In which situations does it matter most to deal with people?
- “Never confuse activity with results.”
- A big one.
How can you use these in your everyday leadership?