I wanted to personally thank so many people for sharing so many inspirational posts and stories this week through their blogs and the #SAVMP hashtag. I have really enjoyed seeing this program start off strong due to your passion for making a difference. Thank you.
In my own belief, as leaders, we must know ourselves before we can lead our schools. Many of you had the chance to look at your own “why” and why you lead. The next thing that I believe is helpful is to have a clear focus on what we would like our school or organization to become. If you are asked “what is your vision for school?”, it is important that are able to answer this. We are unable to lead our schools if we do not know where are we headed.
As suggested viewing, I encourage you to watch the following Simon Sinek Ted Talk on what makes an organization great.
For a prompt this week, I encourage you to develop your “philosophy of education’ to try and articulate your view for leadership and what schools should look like.
As a sample, I have written the following post to give you an idea of what this could look like. Also, if you have written something like this before, I encourage you to either share what you have or revamp it and share.
Here is also a great Ted Talk from Seth Godin regarding his beliefs for school:
As you write your post, I encourage you (as I do for all posts) to use the #savmp hashtag in your title so that it is more likely to be shared to the hashtag.
None of these are mandatory posts, but just suggestions to help you get to know yourself, while also helping to build connections between mentors and mentees.
To anyone who is not officially in the program, you are more than welcome to take part in the activities and share with others.
Please feel free to use the comment section to share your thoughts on anything that I have shared above or any ideas that you have before.
Have a great week!