`I could hear the voices of some of the principals who were interviewed speaking to me. The author clearly knows how to gather information and present it in a meaningful way' - Bonnie Tryon, Zone 2 Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals
Highly effective headteachers have strong communication skills, high levels of knowledge about teaching and learning, and the ability to provide instructional leadership. This excellent, new resource provides headteachers, senior management teams and teachers with the resources to hone these skills and traits.
Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals contains ideas, reflections, behaviours, habits and stories from the trenches to guide and inspire as you seek to increase your own effectiveness. Each chapter in this resource describes an essential component of personal effectiveness. A highly effective headteacher is:
A communicator--listen, empathize, and connect
An educator--with a depth of knowledge; motivates intellectual growth
An envisioner--focused on the vision of what schools can be
A facilitator--building strong relationships
A change master--flexible, futuristic, and realistic, and can motivate change
A culture builder--communicating and modeling a strong, viable vision
An activator--with motivation, energy, and enthusiasm to spare
A producer-- building intellectual development and academic achievement
A character builder--whose values are trustworthiness, respect, and integrity
A contributor--whose priority is making contributions to the success of others
Transform your school into a community of learners, set high academic and behavioural expectations, and create a culture where children feel special and safe.