Every person who enters the field of education has both the opportunity and the obligation to be a leader. #SVAMP
This quote is from page 1 in Marzano and Dufour’s 2011 book Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Reflecting on this fantastic book and the quote, I am grateful for the administrators who provided me with the opportunity to grow and lead beyond my classroom. As a new administrator, it is empowering to open those same doors for others. This year I have been inspired by so many teachers who have taken on the challenge of leading their colleagues.
This year, our staff has been working through changes with our school wide behavior system and the majority of the change has been led by the teachers. True teamwork feels good and is great for our students! Here is the link to the prezi created by our Montana Behavior Initiative Team (MBI): Hedges Collaborative Behavior System. This team has led our staff with a positive student focus!