I am a PE and health teacher as well as a football and basketball coach. I work for ECPPS school system in Elizabeth City NC at the local middle school.
Are there still examples of TTWWADI (That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It) in your current situation? If so, what are they, and how will you begin to move in a new and better direction? If not, why?
How do you model a vision for excellence, innovation, and creativity during the COVID era with our students, staff, parents, and the community?
Changing behavior begins with changing our own mindset first. Identify an aspect of your professional practice that might be held back by a fixed mindset approach. What steps do you need to take to move your thinking in a different direction?
As leaders, we are never truly comfortable where we are professional in terms of our classrooms/department, schools, and district. Are there 2 specific opportunities for growth for each of the following: 1). your classroom/department, 2). schools in your district, and 3). the district as a whole in terms of moving towards optimal change and achieving maximum results?
For each question, integrate each of the following in your answers:
Theory and facts including the philosophy/utopian view of how the concept should be used or incorporated into education into a highly effective school
A personal connection with the concept and justify your rationale
As a leader, how will you maximize this within your school? Give specific examples.
How should this concept look from a leadership standpoint i.e. what would you do as a leader to maximize this concept at your school?
How would you assess the effectiveness of your initiative or vision with the key stakeholders (students, staff, and parents)?