Humility, Will, and Level 5 Leadership: An Interview With Jim Collins

Michael Brosnan interviews organizational expert Jim Collins about his research on educational leadership. Collins argues that a great organization must meet these three tests:

  • It has to have superior results relative to its particular mission.
  • It has to have a distinct impact.
  • It has to have lasting endurance.

Author: Michael Brosnan

Tyler DeWitt: Hey Science Teachers-Make it Fun

A science teacher explains how student feedback helped him to improve his lesson plans and calls on other teachers to revolutionize the way they teach. Questions What are you passionate about? Why? How do you respond to working on things you are not passionate about? Why would students remember a story better than homework reading?…

iPad Chopping Board

A grandfather uses his new iPad incorrectly.

How do you use technology in the classroom?
Are there things you use technology for that you could just as easily do without technology?
How does or can technology improve your instruction?
Is implementing new technology always innovative?
What is your school’s relationship with technology?

MSC Mobility

Sir Ken Robinson-Creative Leadership

Sir Ken Robinson discusses the roles of leadership in building creativity, innovation, and leadership in the workplace. Questions Does your school foster an environment that allows you and others blossom? Explain your answer. Is there creative leadership at your school? How does/could creative leadership affect your school? Do you feel comfortable sharing ideas in your…

Snickers Super Bowl Commercial 2010 with Betty White

One man playing football with his friends is told he is “playing like Betty White.” Another friend offers him a Snicker to satisfy his hunger and thereby easing his crankiness and improving his game. Questions This man’s two friends saw his problem in completely different ways. While one pointed it out to him, the other…

Effective Leadership Rubric

A rubric of examples of how low performing, effective, and high performing leaders exemplify these characteristics and responsibilities: The principal provides leadership in continuous improvement planning. The principal creates a culture of high expectations for student and adult success and supports those beliefs schoolwide. The principal sees student learning as top priority for the school.…