There are 10 vital attributes that are necessary in all teams within schools. Teamwork is essential and must be aligned with the school’s direction and priorities. The better that people work together and are aligned, the better outcomes the school will achieve. Which of the attributes do your teams do well and which ones need to be improved? Establish clear and agreed priorities, in simple language.
Trust is at the heart of all relationships. Trust impacts on the quality of every relationship, every communication and every situation we face in schools. Building Trust is vital! Covey’s 13 behaviours that build trust are simple, straight forward and immediately transferable to schools. Having good intentions is not enough. It is behaviour that counts!
The one constant in schools today is change! Ultimately our response to change and how successfully we implement it are dependent on our attitude. In this session Steve Francis helps staff to develop a positive, optimistic and energetic attitude. We identify the three biggest obstacles to successful change and the specific strategies needed to overcome these challenges.
Leadership in schools is more complex than ever before. We are expected to do more, with less, in a climate of massive change. Effective leadership is needed more than ever. People need leadership. Everything else just needs to be managed. In this session Steve Francis engages leaders by focusing on four things great leaders do and three things they don’t. Practical, motivating and inspiring!
Working in schools can be challenging. A happy staff achieves better results. It is vital that staff in schools get satisfaction from the important work we do. Reducing teacher stress and burnout are vital! This IS your REAL life – it isn’t a dress rehearsal.
What teachers do in the classroom is where the ‘rubber meets the road’. 99% of teachers want to do a great job but receive very little feedback. Feedback to teachers is a key strategy for improved performance in schools. However giving teacher’s feedback is not part of the culture in most schools. In this session Steve unpacks the 10 reasons why teacher feedback is vital to school improvement and presents the variety of strategies being implemented across the world to address this imperative.
The vast majority of teachers want to do a great job but receive very little feedback. Many teachers operate in isolation and miss out on the formative feedback and coaching necessary to refine their practice. In this session Steve Francis explains the 10 reasons why feedback is so important to helping teachers be the best they can be and unpacks the various approached available.
Teaching is more demanding than ever before! Many students have short attention spans, are disinterested and disengaged from learning. Traditional carrot and stick approaches have limited effect. Motivating and engaging students can be challenging. In this session Steve Francis reminds teachers of the 7 strategies they must implement to motivate and engage their students. The content is tailored according to the age group of the students.