Mentoring Matters for Superintendents: May
Increase your mindfulness (being fully present and aware) in order to reduce your stress and build your resilience by making these simple practices part of your daily routine.
Superintendent’s Tremendous Ten from 2013-14:
As you bring your school year to a close consider publishing a “10 Outstanding Accomplishments” communication. It provides opportunity to reflect on your year and acknowledge your successes. The following questions (in no particular order) offer a guide to start your thinking:
Leverage technology as your communication tool—think PowerPoint, Pow Toons, Slide Share, and video (YouTube) as well as newsletter linked via Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Revisit your Administrator Professional Development Plan and your personal/professional goals. These resources can help you refine your goals, if necessary, and improve your goal-setting process!
Creating Performance Goals That Matter – This brief article offers several “think abouts” as you set your goals for 2014-15:
The article validates the significance of goals to the work of the superintendent and the need to prioritize and make manageable the most important of these goals.
Developing Evaluation Tools and Goal-setting: This resource from a New Hampshire superintendents’ conference offers questions and suggestions to help you navigate the goal-setting process with your board and help them to self-evaluate. Coupled with the resources from SAI and IASB, it can enhance your process!
May and Beyond Monthly Checklist/s:
These lists are intended as a guide and are not all-inclusive! Process in your mentor-mentee team to identify other items that need to be addressed.