We expect our principals to be nimble, creative problem solvers who can think on their feet and respond with humor, empathy, calm, concern, and strength — but are we providing the resources needed to hone these skills? Create an environment where all leaders feel safe being learners and provide the coaching to help build collective efficacy.
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Collaborative Leadership is an onsite professional learning series focused on the research-based influences that foster a supportive and inclusive school climate, increase academic and social-emotional learning, and maximize the efficacy of all school stakeholders. This series of one to five workshops defines the meet, model, motivate framework for collaborative leadership, identifies the four types of leaders, and builds capacity with actionable steps to inspire real improvement with a Foundation Day collaborative, coaching model of leadership.
Educators across North America submitted leadership inquiries for a chance to receive feedback from Peter. Watch the videos below to see what he had to say about the issues that matter most to you.
Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K–5 teacher (11 years), principal (8 years), and current school leadership coach who keynotes nationally and internationally on the topics of collaborative leadership and fostering inclusive school climates. His work has been adopted at both the state and university levels, and he works with numerous school districts and school boards around North America and the U.K. Peter has presented with John Hattie (Visible Learning) and Jim Knight (Instructional Coaching).