Why are educators leaving their jobs, and what can Academic Leaders do about it? Learn the three questions that can help you understand your school’s community and culture of work.
I’m going to share something that would shock anyone who knew me in my teen years. I’m not only a runner, I’m a running coach. Well, sort of. I serve as a pace group leader in my local marathon club. My pace group is one of the slowest ones, and what typically happens is that each season, beginning runners join our pace group, grow as runners and move on to a faster group in the club on their way to completing their first marathon. I love seeing a new runner proudly finish their first marathon, exhausted, tearful, and exhilarated, all at once. In order to see them finish, I have to be a volunteer at the end, not a fellow runner, because by the time they get marathon ready, just about everyone is far faster than I am. In the end, it doesn’t matter a bit. No one in our club is a “podium” level runner and the only competition is the drive to finish well (which, to us, means still upright). To put it in a nutshell, the marker of success for me is to encourage a new runner to leave me in the dust.
Cintra Horn, Middle School Director at Agnes Irwin School, led her division through a full revision of their advisory program and curriculum.
Last week, our board had their first in-person meeting in two years. They spent some of their time sharing about the way their schools were feeling the impact of faculty transitions. During the conversation, we realized that Academic Leaders have a role to play in supporting and sustaining the trusting relationships between students and faculty of color.
This week, Peter Gow reflected on how Academic Leaders can rethink the “substitute plan” as an opportunity for student learning.
Curious to delve deeper into this topic? We’re offering a one-week course titled Solve Your Subbing Problem, where Academic Leaders will develop a ready-to-go template for teachers to manage unexpected absences while maintaining meaningful student learning.
Competencies in Action: Assess the Present, Understand the Past, and Design for the Future - Meet the Moment, April 17, 2022
In The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (2012), Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird share specific thinking routines and strategies Academic Leaders can use (and teach others to use) to help power up their thinking.
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