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The Importance of Being Civil to Others Part II

Last week my post The Importance of Being Civil to Others was featured on Voice.ed Radio.  A great discussion and thanks to Doug Peterson and Steven Hurley for featuring this post. 351 more words


The Importance of the Community School

Community schools that are truly integrated as a partner into the wider neighbourhood are rare. However, they are increasingly important as more community agencies try to work together to solve complex social problems. 696 more words


Part 4: The Three Stages of Effective Performance Review for School Superintendents/CEOs

The previous posts in this series outlined some of the challenges that make traditional performance reviews ineffective. One of the most significant problems is that they usually take place just once a year resulting in a report card-like review of the superintendent’s past performance. 640 more words


Part 3: Six Essential Principles in Superintendent Performance Review

In Part 2 of this series I outlined the benefits of conducting performance reviews for school superintendents, provided they are done well.  Today’s post will discuss six essential principles that need to be embedded in the process if those benefits are to be realised. 1,498 more words


Part Two: Why Bother with Superintendent Performance Reviews?

In Part One of this series I outlined the challenges and ineffectiveness of traditional performance review processes for School Superintendents. While this begs the question of why bother doing them at all, there are beneficial and necessary reasons to do performance reviews, provided they are done well. 860 more words


Part One: A Better Approach to Superintendent Performance Review

Although most boards believe that performance reviews are important, many still rely on traditional review processes that while fulfilling contractual requirements do little to actually improve performance or board/superintendent relationships. 385 more words


Are School Trustees Learners Too?

In my last post, I discussed government expectations that school trustees should possess specific skills and knowledge to be successful in their governance roles.  This raises some interesting questions related to roles, equity and the essence of democracy itself. 866 more words