School Leadership Behaviors

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In the book, “School Leadership that Works” by Marzano, Waters, and McNulty focus leadership behaviors that will improve student achievement. Based on their research, there are 21 behaviors that leaders need to pay close attention to. If improving student achievement is area of focus at a school, then the school leader needs to figure out which of the 21 behaviors are being implemented at the school and the behaviors that are not being addressed. Once the leader has being able to determine the behaviors that need to be focused on, then the school as a whole can work together to make sure that these behaviors are acted on and then the student achievement will improve. In a perfect world, a school leader is able to state his or her school has …show more content…
The first behavior that is noticeable is my principal 's ability to communicate with teachers and students. He has an open door policy and is there to support his staff in any ways that is necessary. An example of my principal’s behavior as a strong leader is when staff members are having troubles with one another they can go and talk to him. Then he is able to sit down with both parties and discuss the problem at hand. Since my principal is able to communicate with staff members and students, then the information that is received can be acted on. Another example of a leadership behavior being demonstrated is culture. My school is full of students and staff that share the beliefs that our principal has. As a principal, he has made it very clear our school’s motto is “CPR” compassion, pride, and respect. Earl Warren Junior High School wants every student to leave our school knowing and applying those three qualities. Since we have our students only for a short period of time, it is important for those students to know that at Warren we want our campus to feel like a family. At Warren Junior High School, not only is the staff outside walking about the campus, but also the leaders of the campus both the principal and vice principal. Every morning and every afternoon a parent or guardian coming to the school to pick up their student will see our principal and vice principal out front and …show more content…
The first proposed change would be the principal being involved more in the curriculum, instruction, and assessment. We have both unit assessments and common formative assessments that have quite a few questions that are short answers or fill in the blank. Also, these assessments are quite lengthy and will be difficult to grade within the forty eight hour time frame that is necessary to give feedback. If the principal was more involved in this particular area, then he would know that there needs to be modifications to the assessments in order for teachers to provide feedback in a quick amount of time. Once the teachers are able to provide quick feedback, then both the teacher and student will be able to work as a team to identify areas that need to be retaught. A teacher will then be able to reassess the student and check to see if the student has mastered a particular standard. This particular area will help our school increase student achievement. A second behavioral weakness is optimizer. When there is something that is new on the school campus our principal struggles with getting all people on board with new innovations. We have implemented using computers in our classrooms and there was quite a push back from staff about utilizing the technology within our classrooms. Our principal was not completely familiar with the new technology that we

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