Last week I had the opportunity to attend Denny McLoughlin’s High Trust Leadership training. To say the least, the two days were entertaining, inspiring, and motivating… a positive paradigm shift. There were so many concepts taught and lessons learned that I will have to attend the training again to retain it all. Below are just a few thoughts that have resonated with my leadership as a parent and as an elementary principal.
- Everyone is motivated by their own ARFF
- Students always come into school with success
- Every time a student makes a mistake, we have the opportunity to teach…not punish
- Teach students how to talk to each other
- Modeling is teaching; telling is zero
- Questions develop thinking; telling does nothing
- Kids are on their way to more success
- We have to choose to be positive and choose to go to solution
- Healthy people go to solution, unhealthy people go to the problem
- Put your energy and focus into the solution
This training was timely as our school is working on our vision statement. We are still in the draft stage; however, I believe we are on the right path:
Our vision is to be a contagiously positive, collaborative, and mission-focused environment that engages in staff, student, and family relationships. Together we uniquely lead all students to achieve high levels of learning beyond expectations.