10 Dec Are you a Trailblazer?
You’ve been teaching for five to ten years. You’re passionate about what you do and you’re dedicated to your students.
You work hard, you’re compassionate and you have learnt so much about teaching, curriculum, assessment, student wellbeing and the way schools work. You love making a positive difference in the world but something inside you is just not quite right. Yes?
Deep down you know you were born to lead and when you look around at your colleagues you can see that you have so much more to offer. You’ve watched others lead and you’ve learnt some good strategies and some not-so-good strategies. You really enjoy collaborating with your colleagues and you can see that you have good ideas to share.
Yes! It’s time to step up and become a Trailblazer. It’s time to prepare yourself for a leadership position.
How do I know this?
Because I felt the same way in my early thirties. I became frustrated with the slow pace and complacency of some of my colleagues. I wanted to make a difference to the students I was teaching, but also to all of the students at my school. I wanted to help teachers be better teachers. So I got myself ready and then I stepped up. First as a voluntary Curriculum Coordinator, then as a Team Leader, then as a Deputy, then as a Principal and finally as a Head of an EY-Gr.12 International Baccalaureate School. It was fantastic! Yes, there were tough times and plenty of challenges along the way but I learnt so much.
If I can do it, so can you.
You know you’re a Trailblazer! Let me fast track you with all that I have learnt over 20 years of creative, innovative, collaborative leadership so that you can be an awesomely successful School Leader too.
Come to the Think Strategic 2-day workshop ‘Leadership for the 21st Century’ in Melbourne on 25 and 26 February and Singapore on 11 & 12 March and make 2016 the year you step up and become a Trailblazer in Education. You could also consider an educational leadership course or choose from any number of school leadership conferences held each year around the globe.
The world needs you!