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The Will to LEAD, the Skill to Teach

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Luis Cruz

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Transcript of The Will to LEAD, the Skill to Teach

A belief statement or operating agreement that will guide us in how we interact with parents and students in the classroom and hallways.

A balanced approach to teaching which includes our traditional methods
a responsive pedagogy that meets the needs of our population.
The Will to LEAD, the skill to Teach
No Child Left Behind (2001)and closing the achievement gap ?

NC ABC money?

NC salary increases?

Our wonderful administrators?
Phase 1
1. Read the book.

2. Create a list of your beliefs as you read. (use the inside cover)

3. Interact with the text. Annotate, take notes, doodle.
Phase 2
Professional Learning Communities
The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach makes the case for school improvement through a honest-self examination of the people who are most likely to effect change. You, the teachers, the support staff, administration, custodians. Everyone who even looks at kid in our school. The parents who visit and even the ones who don't. We need to ask ourselves, we're going to ask ourselves, two questions next year.
Transforming Schools at Every Level
Williston Middle School Professional Development Plan: Book Study:The Will to Lead, The Skill to Teach
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
EDL 515, Curriculum and Instruction for School Leaders
Luis A. Cruz

Who really improves a school?
Low performance on EOGs
High number of economic disadvantaged students
High number of Exceptional Children
High discipline problems
Cross curricular- cross teamed- and across grade levels
PLC will meet once a month (Aug- Jan) - 60min
Develop a school wide belief statement and a "Responsive Pedagogy" plan.
Mr. Broadfoot
Mr. Cruz
Ms. Doyle
Ms. Horton
Dr. Oates
Ms. Swain
Ms. Williams
Mr. Webb
School Improvement
Cohesive and Responsive Staff
"Seeds are only as good as the soil in which the are planted; likewise, school structures and practices are only as good as the culture in which they are implemented" Muhammad & Hollie 2012 p.22).
Sports-arts-academic clubs-contests

Department of public instruction, (2012). Education first, NC school report card. Retrieved from State board of education website: http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/schDetails.jsp? pSchCode=392&pLEACode=650&pYear=2011-2012

Muhammad, A., & Hollie, S. (2012). The will to lead, the skill to teach; transforming schools at every level. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Title I, Part A Program. (2011, August 31). U.S. Department of education. Title I, Part A Program. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/ index.html

Connected Schools- Relationships are better- student to student, student to teacher, teacher to teacher, teacher to administrator, administrator to student.
We are providing a high quality technology education and services to the 77.5% of our students who otherwise may not have it.
Support staff- front office, custodians
Meeting the needs of our diverse population.
Do we believe that poor kids can learn?

Do we have the pedagogical knowledge to teach them?
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