A new school year is upon us, and leaders are busy creating orientation schedules that reflect and emphasize school-wide goals, priorities, and initiatives. What are some strategies that have been useful to find a good balance between school-wide initiatives, planning time, and setting a positive tone for the school year?
This episode is lead by co-hosts Michael McWilliams (Educational Consultant, Solution Tree) and Charles Williams (Assistant Principal, Michele Clark High School) and accompanied by special guests James Worland (Head of Secondary, The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi) and Dawn Harris (Gifted & Talented Educator, Author).
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- 0:00 Inside the Principal’s Office Introduction
- 1:00 Guest introductions
- 10:57 Planning activities during orientation week to set the groundwork for success
- 29:35 Balancing school-wide initiatives with planning time in classrooms
- 46:50 Ideas That Stick: What is one idea for leaders to help set a positive tone that will sustain over the course of the entire school year?