Expectations = Potential

In the 1980s, Bandura explored the concept of self-efficacy, which put simply refers to how people perceive their own capabilities and how that perception drives their behaviors (Bandura, 1982). These personal judgments not only determine action but they influence emotions, decision-making, capacity, and goal achievement. That means that a psychological construct within us drives our... Continue Reading →

Purposeful Meetings Wanted–Avoiding the Information Trap!

Avoiding the Information Trap Purposeful meetings wanted!  Leadership teams within a school often serve as conduits for information. Weekly or monthly meetings are established for a variety of reasons that range from updates and changes to the school's instructional focus.  Teachers convene to hear from department heads or administrators around such topics as technology needs, upcoming... Continue Reading →

Do You Have the Right Teachers in Key Leadership Positions?

Schools are filled with leaders.  From students to teachers to administrators, much of schooling hovers over this notion of leadership. Teachers fulfill many leadership roles and responsibilities within the building, but are they serving in leadership roles that influence and support the school's goals?  Are they on the principal's leadership team? Does that leadership team... Continue Reading →

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