- a leader who spots the greatness of other people
- a school leadership style that recognizes that
teachers don't want to be fixed; they want to be helped
leaders can't do anything on their own
how others understand things isn’t an obstacle; it's a resource
- to recognize, witness
- to support, like in weight
lifting or a trust fall
A book of essays to read together
perfect for college admin classes and leadership PD
we're the problem
Our blindspots hobble our ability to lead, forcing others to work around us. Instead, we need to ask others to teach us what we aren't seeing.
we can't make anyone do anything
Teachers don't work hard on something they aren't invested in. Neither do we. But when we share our power, we trade control for influence.
OUR VULNERABILITY MAKES the team STRONGer
Stop being afraid of mistakes. When we fail out loud & humbly learn, our whole school grows more resilient & courageous.
CULTURE EATS CURRICULUM FOR BREAKFAST
We can handle our teachers as prize stallions or pack mules. Guess which one gets better results, chief?
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is a public high school English teacher & theatre director with more than 20 years in the classroom. An artist & entrepreneur, he has been invited to speak about leadership around the country and the globe. He holds degrees from Villanova University & Duquesne University.
Ryan O'Hara, Ed.d.
is an assistant principal in a K-12 public school district. Before moving into educational leadership, he taught high school and middle school English for 10 years. He holds degrees from St. John's University, Stony Brook University, Long Island University, & Hofstra University.