Douglas Reeves has been in Australia sharing his common sense approach to school leadership and learning. He made a powerful point when he said leadership doesn’t need more vision or strategies just more precision on what needs to be done and how to achieve it.
He refers to this as deep implementation: leaders needing ” a laser-like focus” on implementation plans, ensuring “non – fiction writing” in plans and provide multiple opportunities for success.
There was great discussion from the floor and in talking about using data effectively one participant cautioned that we don’t fall for the “data in – gospel out” trap. I thought that was a great line.
I had the opportunity to ask Douglas what his advice to teachers would be. To view Douglas’ presentations visit Leading and Learning Center.