Happy Monday Moanin to all of you. This past week I met with several outstanding building administrators. A common theme emerged during our discussions, they could not accomplish what they wanted because of the issues that come up over which they have no control. I think that many of us can relate to the frustration of being more reactive in our role than proactive. As our discussions continued and we talked about the challenges, I encouraged them to be more proactive. We discussed establishing a daily focus and setting achievable goals for the day. It is a given that much of the day can be swallowed up by issues that do not line up with your daily focus. So why not set a 30 day plan that includes a Surge in one area of your responsibility?
Because your surge area of focus is established for a 30 day period, you may feel less discouraged on the days that you are required to be more reactive. With your 30 day surge in place, it will be easier to be productive and effective in your focused area. The achievable goal of the Surge is to enhance your performance.
Potential focus areas of the surge could include: Student relationships, formative assessment, servant leadership, walkthroughs, engaged classroom, RTI, and teaching and learning.
So , give it a try over the next month. Hopefully your productivity will improve and you will enhance your performance as an instructional leader.
Quote of the week:
My mentor said, “Let’s go do it,” not “You go do it.” How powerful when someone says, “Lets”! Jim Rohn
Have a great week and keep finding the good stuff!