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by HeatherLyke
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Week 11
Topic: Envisioning Success
Replies: 0
Views: 1648

Envisioning Success

This past Friday night I was talking with my friend Kim who is a Project Manager with Hitachi, pretty much the computer world's equivalent of a principal. Although Kim is in the business world and I am in the education world, the two of us are very in sync about how we feel about leadership: we both...
by HeatherLyke
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Week 10
Topic: New Learning
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Re: New Learning

I wrote a long, beautiful response to this but when I hit "submit" my words disappeared. Here is the "Sparks Notes" version of what I typed before (I don't have time at the moment to recraft it idea by idea): (1) You are scared because you are human. Starting something new surfac...
by HeatherLyke
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Week 9
Topic: Walking the Path in Person
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Re: Walking the Path in Person

Well, the last two ADs who valued spending evenings with their families rather than always at games were either fired or encouraged to look for a new job... Ahem...values.
by HeatherLyke
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Week 10
Topic: Flowing Beyond the Self
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Flowing Beyond the Self

I think it IS possible in any of the Rochester schools, but only if the Administration and the staff are 'all in' (as you called it). There can be no fear of failure. And, administrators need to willing to push back--to show outrage--when those at the District office start to dishevel the establishe...
by HeatherLyke
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Week 9
Topic: Fidelity
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Fidelity

Do you embrace fidelity, even though it is similar in ways to the compliance that you hate so much, simply because of the reason for it? Fidelity and compliance can be easy to swallow--even easy to support--if there is a need and that need is illustrated by a clear and unified goal. Perhaps this fid...
by HeatherLyke
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Week 11
Topic: Why "The Female Style" is Misguided
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Why "The Female Style" is Misguided

Ah, Sergiovanni, you were doing so well. Page after page, I agreed with you, highlighting phrase after phrase that aligned with my thinking and scribbling personal insights in the margins. So timely were your words that I often forgot that you published this work of genius when I was only 15. Then, ...
by HeatherLyke
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Week 10
Topic: Flowing Beyond the Self
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Flowing Beyond the Self

Sergiovanni shares in his book Moral Leadership the concept of 'flow', which is defined by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi as "the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, fo...
by HeatherLyke
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Week 9
Topic: Walking the Path in Person
Replies: 2
Views: 2135

Walking the Path in Person

It's far too easy to send an email, to put a note in the mail, or to place a phone call. Truth be told, the power lies in the face-to-face visits, the one-on-one meetings, and the in-person observations. I experienced this recently at the 1AA Section Speech Tournament (side note: we are sending 5 st...
by HeatherLyke
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Week 7
Topic: Rules and democracy
Replies: 2
Views: 2185

Re: Rules and democracy

In 2002, Diane and Rick (JM Principal and AP at the time) had pulled together a team of teachers to explore how to divide JM--a school of 16,000 students--into 'pods'. The committee, of which I was a member, explored the benefits of this structure, many of which you address in your post here. The co...
by HeatherLyke
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Week 8
Topic: The Fine Line Between Guardian and Stalker
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

The Fine Line Between Guardian and Stalker

I heard a story on MPR's All Things Considered yesterday, on which they discussed how some schools are now using a software called GoGuardian as a way to help monitor students struggling with mental health issues. At first I thought this a somewhat interesting use of technology, but then I slept on ...

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