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School administrators--Attitudes; Teacher-administrator relationships; Student-administrator relationships;

2005

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What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Matthew R. Bro Jan 2005

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Matthew R. Bro

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The works of a great leader will brilliantly encompass many specific critical elements. One must consider the many different ways an individual leader's own unique personality can combine the critical elements together. The critical leadership elements combined with the individual's own unique personality traits will make one realize that to break down the critical elements of the exceptional leader is a daunting task.

We are very complex, fearfully and wonderfully made creatures (Psalm 139:14) that cannot be analyzed easily. However we have likely experienced great leadership, and have asked ourselves: Why it is that this person motivates ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Kathlynn W. Breinich Jan 2005

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Kathlynn W. Breinich

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Communication is the ground work for everything. Without it an administrator cannot effectively move their school forward. However, the school needs a direction to go. When an administrator has a vision, he or she can lead the school in that direction – thus making the school a better place. In order for the school to be effective, it is also helpful to have an administrator that has good organizational skills.

Finally, a school is built for instruction. Above all else, an administrator must remember why they are there, to assist the staff in teaching children. The administrator must hold teachers accountable ...


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Diane Shumate Foley Jan 2005

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Diane Shumate Foley

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A school leader is not an easy job. Decisions are not always clearly defined and courage, strength, and confidence are needed to make difficult choices. But, if you are leading with integrity and fairness and exhibit ethical, respectful behavior while applying humor where appropriate, then you will be a better human being and a better school leader. This is my goal. As Vince Lombardi aptly phrased it, "there is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything."


A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Theresa A. Fisher Jan 2005

A Preferred Vision For Administering Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Theresa A. Fisher

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Effective principals articulate a clear vision about what they expect of adults and students. They do this more than just the beginning of the year. They spend time explaining to students what they expect in achievement, behavior, attitude,and effort. They don't make excuses. They make sure learners have what they need to meet high expectations. They motivate, inspire, provide direction, and celebrate excellence. If principals don't have high expectations, they cannot expect much of others.

Principals must establish high expectations in their schools. You can model high expectations by selecting challenging goals, informing others of your dreams ...


A Preferred Vision For Leading Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Al Blocker Jan 2005

A Preferred Vision For Leading Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Al Blocker

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An ideal school should be a place where every child wants to come and where every child is treated with respect and dignity. Schools should be a place where teachers are respected and feel valued about what they have to contribute. The ideal school should be a place where everyone feels welcomed and appreciated. People should feel this as they walk in the building. As a future administrator, I will do my best to make students and staff and other stakeholders feel appreciated, valued and respected.


What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Michael J. Irvin Jan 2005

What I Believe About Leadership And Education : A Reflective Essay, Michael J. Irvin

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The key topics of education will be revealed throughout the entirety of this essay. The purpose of education and why leaders are important to school success will be the first topic. The section describes how leaders mold the school and work with teachers to find best practice is key to school-wide success. The next area the essay dissects is how the principal leads learning for students and teachers. School leaders have to bring teachers up to the maximum potential through staff development.

The third section will explain the importance of leadership during the change process. The fourth portion addresses how ...


A Preferred Vision For Leading Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Katie E. Christiansen Jan 2005

A Preferred Vision For Leading Elementary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Katie E. Christiansen

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Defining effective leadership has been done by assembling lists of dispositions and traits that are found among individuals that encompass what a good leader should be. But to be that effective leader, the awareness of the characteristics is not enough. Instead, these idiosyncrasies should be at the core belief system of a leader. If these characteristics become instinctual, then they are represented in an effective leader's actions and they are accessible as a guiding force in times that are the most challenging.

This paper will explain what I believe to be the essential components that encompass my core beliefs ...


A Preferred Vision For Leading Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Ralph J. Hughes Jan 2005

A Preferred Vision For Leading Secondary Schools : A Reflective Essay, Ralph J. Hughes

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Great leadership is the key to achieving success within any organization, team, and in my case, school. A strong leader always tries to keep things positive and his or her team on the same page, trying to achieve the same goal. To achieve the highest level of success within a school, an educational leader must: develop and implement a shared vision, develop clear communication, provide strong instructional leadership, and develop and maintain a positive school climate.


A Vision Of Educational Leadership, Cheryl J. Bentley Jan 2005

A Vision Of Educational Leadership, Cheryl J. Bentley

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I believe that an educational leader must walk into any position with something of a dual personality. He or she must be able to examine and interpret the minutiae of research data and best practice, to handle the day-to-day crises of students, staff, and a community, and to work with such details as schedules and commitment of resources. On the other hand, the educational leader must also be able to continually keep sight of the larger context within which all these details exist. And finally, the inspired and inspiring educational leader never ceases efforts to bring the external and internal ...


Fundamentals That Result In A Well-Managed School : A Reflective Essay, Brian Gravel Jan 2005

Fundamentals That Result In A Well-Managed School : A Reflective Essay, Brian Gravel

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Educational leadership takes on many roles. In this paper I will reason in areas of collaboration, discipline, and planning, while exploring the relationship that they have on a well managed school. I will address the six Iowa Leadership Standards of: Professional Leadership, Visionary Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Collaborative Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Ethical Leadership, and Political Leadership; and make some parallels to my future success as an administrator using these standards.


A Preferred Vision For Leading An Exemplary School : A Reflective Essay, Shauna Dennison Jan 2005

A Preferred Vision For Leading An Exemplary School : A Reflective Essay, Shauna Dennison

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While all the elements of a school are important, an educational leader needs to lead by example; he/she should be the model. Leadership traits considered absolutely necessary are professionalism, honesty, trustworthy, and the ability to communicate effectively. A well-rounded principal truly has the best interest of the students, staff, and community at heart, and is knowledgeable about all aspects of a district. Precise and timely decision making involving concerned, upset, or maybe even hostile individuals needs to be addressed immediately and effectively. A good leader has common sense, great communication skills, and of course, compassion.


A Vision For Leading Schools : A Reflective Essay, Karen J. Coates. Jan 2005

A Vision For Leading Schools : A Reflective Essay, Karen J. Coates.

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Education has undergone many changes in the past few decades. Many of these changes are due to our changing society, and others are due to those in education who see the need to make changes. Still other changes come from government directives. Our world is not the same world that it was when public.education came into being. The two parent family where mom stays home and dad goes to work as seen in 1950's television shows very rarely exists. Rural one-room schools under county jurisdiction have given way to larger consolidated school districts.

With legal mandates to include ...