“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
Goal: Have a conversation with your leadership about implementing an idea or making a change to the school environment.
Many of us have innovative ideas to improve our classrooms or school environments. It is important to try and get our leadership to support our initiatives. I often find a private conversation is much more effective than bringing up ideas in meetings. In a planned conversation with your leadership you are able to show your passion, plan for implementation, and provide examples. Plus, your principal isn’t put on the spot in front of others who may not like your idea. In my recent interview with Principal Dwight Carter, we talk about how teachers can get their administrators to support their ideas. Click to listen.
Hashtags for Edleaders!
Want to get your leadership to be more open-minded? Introduce them to the bloggers and the voices of education leaders on Twitter. Below find a list of various hashtags with these voices. Discover more about them in my article, 10 Hashtags Every Education Leader Should Follow.
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New to The 30 Goals Challenge? Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter,@30GoalsEdu . At our official site, 30Goals.com, find all the goals, participant reflections, badges, and get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Classroom workbook.
cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com
Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.