Mentoring Matters for Superintendents: December 2016
Leadership-life Fit: Meditation Isn’t Just for Monks
A daily practice of focus and awareness can help you give the gift of your best self! Learn some quick and easy strategies to get started or to support you as you continue your meditation practice!
System Leader—The 10 Questions Every Superintendent Needs to Answer:
Maximize your contribution to your district and community with insights and linked resources to these 10 questions posed by Tom Vander Ark, author of Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart.
Be sure to access the full article to connect to valuable resources that will assist you in answering each of these questions for your district.
Tom’s 10 Questions:
1. What should graduates know and be able to do?
2. How to build public support?
3. What kind of schools does the community want/deserve?
4. How do schools improve?
5. What’s the innovation agenda?
6. How do systems improve?
7. How to develop leadership?
8. Who makes what decision?
9. How to provide great support services?
10. Who is helping you drive this agenda?
Leading Learning— Cultivating a Growth Mindset
Watch this eight and a half-minute video explaining the Why, What, and How of growth mindset, and then delve into the Growth Mindset Playbook! Process the reflective questions that follow in your mentoring partnership.
Questions for Reflection:
Leading Learning: ESSA Toolkit
Just a reminder that this toolkit resource is available to help principals engage in informed conversations around ESSA!
These lists are intended as a guide—we encourage you to process in your mentor-mentee team to identify other items that may need your attention!