Mar 29th Supporting the Principalship in Saskatchewan Schools
3 things I learned
- Research confirms the significant role of the principle in achieving successful outcomes for students and relationship between the principal and the school community is a critical element of that success.
- Effective principals. The vision, mission and culture; principals play a vital role in establishing the mission, vision and culture of the school; it is a role that is focused on the learning success of each student. Through collaboration students, staff, and community can share in the vision of success for each student.
- Being a principal is a multifaceted and complex role. They are responsible for setting personal goals and objectives for successful professional practice while considering the particular teaching and learning environment, and the needs of students, teachers and the school. The role of principals creates and assure an environment conducive to student learning, collegial dialogue, high-quality teaching, staff development and that an effective alignment of resources with academic goals exists within the school community.
2 connections I made
- In high school, I had a great school principal. He was extremely friendly and would always welcome us at the door. He seems more like a friend than a principal but it made it much easier to go to him for problems we were having in the school. Many of us students developed a good relationship with him and felt comfortable enough to talk to him when we needed something or there were problems in the school.
- During the Turn and talk in lecture, we were asked to talk about the good qualities of a school principal which you have experiences in the past. Some qualities that came to my mind was being friendly, being able to solve problems, being accepting, and being able to form relationships. I think a lot of these qualities are also qualities you need in a good teacher as well. We also talked in our turn and talk about if any of us had any desire to become a principal or vice principal in our future. Personally, I would not want to become a principal because I want to be in the classroom teaching children rather than trying to solve problems, worry about staff development and so on.
1 question I still have
How do you become a principal or vice-principal? (What extra schooling, qualifications do you need?)