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The Whole Child Approach

Each child, in each school, in
each of our communities
deserves to be healthy, safe,
engaged, supported, and
challenged. That's what a
whole child approach to learning,
teaching, and community
engagement really is.
Famous Quotes
  • “All of the great leaders have had one
    characteristic in common: it was the willingness
    to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of
    their people in their time. This, and not much
    else, is the essence of leadership.”
                                                                                                         
 John Kenneth Galbraith

  • “The task of the leader is to get his people from
    where they are to where they have not been.”
                                                                                                         
 Henry Kissinger

  • “Great leaders are almost always great
    simplifiers, who can cut through argument,
    debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody
    can understand.”
                                                                                                          
General Colin Powell

  • “Men make history and not the other way around.
    In periods where there is no leadership, society
    stands still. Progress occurs when courageous,
    skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change
    things for the better.”
                                                                                                         
 Harry Truman

  • “A leader is best when people barely know he
    exists, not so good when people obey and
    acclaim him, worst when they despise him. But of
    a good leader, who talks little, when his work is
    done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, ‘We did this
    ourselves.’”
                                                                                                          
Lao-Tse

  • “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder
    of success; leadership determines whether the
    ladder is leaning against the right wall.”
                                                                                                          
Stephen R. Covey

  • Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher
    sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a
    higher standard, the building of a personality
    beyond its normal limitations.”
                                                                                                          
Peter

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful
    committed citizens can change the world.
    Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
                                                                                                          
Margaret Mead

  • “Before you are a leader, success is all about
    growing yourself. When you become a leader,
    success is all about growing others.”
                                                                                                          Jack
Welch

  • “I think that the best training a top manager can
    be engaged in is management by example. I want
    to make sure there is no discrepancy between
    what we say and what we do.  I personally
    believe the best training is management by
    example. Don’t believe what I say. Believe what I
    do.”
                                                                                                          
Carlos Ghosn,
Boost Student  
Achievement

Faced with these difficult conditions, what personal competencies
do educational leaders of the future need in order to be successful?
In short, they need the ability to:

  •   Listen effectively, understanding both content and feeling.
  •   Validate the accuracy of information received.
  •   Speak frankly and clearly and speak directly to the issue.
  •   Be positive about life, about self, and about one’s work.
  •   Keep current to synthesize knowledge and to utilize research.
  •   Be self-motivated to inspire colleagues.
  •   Try new ideas, take risks and encourage others to do so.
  •   Articulate purpose to establish a vision and to inspire
confidence in schools.

Imperatives of Leadership:

  •  Get out of the office and circulate with your associates.
  •   Persuade rather than coerce.
  •   Subscribe to honesty and integrity.
  •   Never act out of vengeance or spite.
  •   Have the courage to handle unjust criticism.
  •   Be a master of paradox.
  •   Be decisive.
  •   Lead by example.
  •   Establish goals.
  •   Be results oriented.
  •   Encourage innovation.
  •   Master the art of public speaking.
  •   Preach a vision and continually reaffirm it.

Educational leadership in the future:  

  •    Educational Leadership will emanate from knowledge.
  •    Educational Leadership will emerge from wisdom,
  •    Educational Leadership will emerge from the ability to
persuade.
  •    Educational Leadership will help develop the appreciation and
protection of democratic principles.
  •    Educational Leadership will help create a respect for ethics,   
equity, fairness and justice.
  •    Educational Leadership will highlight best practices and  
encourage educational research.
What every Principal should know
about "Certification".

This section provides information on State Certification,
which is required for all teachers, administrators, teaching
assistants, and pupil personnel professionals employed in
the State's public schools.

Click on your state below for the "Certification Process"
for that state.
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District of Columbia
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Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Keep Current With Educational Articles


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    Joellen Killion,       September 2007.    The following 10 roles
    are a sampling of the many ways teachers can contribute to
    their schools' success.

  • Closing the Teacher Quality Gap   By Kati Haycock and
    Candace Crawford   April 2008  Assigning the weakest
    students to the weakest teachers is no way to close
    achievement gaps.