Instructional Leader? Not Me

March 2010
Principal;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p64
The author argues that as an experienced principal of a school with high test scores, he is not the instructional leader but the instructional manager. The instructional leaders, he says, are a cadre of outstanding teachers in the school. He says trust is the most important element in a school, including teachers' trust in each other, his trust in them and their trust that he will support their needs. He notes the importance of not granting tenure to low-performing teachers.


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