Be Great

Posted: June 11, 2018 in Collaboration, Connected, Leadership, PLN, Team, Uncategorized

Be Great

Every day in schools, many decisions are made that will have a huge impact on student achievement.  After all, student achievement is our main focus.  The decisions we make determine if we have progress and growth or keep the status-quo.  If we decide to keep doing as we always have, then we won’t have progress.  We won’t grow.  This is not good!

So what does it take to move forward?

It takes vision.  Leaders who don’t have vision will get left behind.  It takes courage.  Leaders without courage will get left behind.  But it also takes a team.  A team with the same vision and courage.  A team that doesn’t want to get left behind.  A team that wants to move forward.

So what are great teams doing?

Great teams are connected.  They have created their own Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) thru Twitter and other social medias.  Administrators, teachers, and other school personnel are now giving and receiving high quality professional development on a daily basis.  This not only benefits the individual, it benefits everyone…students, parents, the entire community.

Great teams are collaborating with others all across the country and even from other countries.  They used to close their doors and just do their own thing.  Now they’re are reaching out to others and sharing ideas.

Members of great teams are taking risks.  “If it works … awesome!”  If it doesn’t, let’s make adjustments and try again.”  This has to be the mindset.  No longer are they doing the same things they’ve done every year.  What is happening is the teachers and administrators are experiencing a refreshing new attitude, one that the students see and will respond to positively.

This year let’s take our schools to another level.  Get connected.  Collaborate.  Take risks.

Be Great.

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