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PJ Caposey
Oregon, IL
Fan of Promoting Effective Leadership Practices
Interests: Being a husband and father -- leading change.
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As professionals we must be able to agree on essential content and skills for a particular course of study. Expectations for student learning in a given course of study should common. A student taking Algebra 1 in one room of a high school should have the opportunity to learn the same material as a student in a different classroom within that school. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
. . . . it is the responsibility of leadership to engage that person in their own professional development. To truly support teacher growth, a leader must take each person from where they currently are at in terms of professional maturity and competency and move them forward. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
Leaders do not seek consensus. Leaders work to mold consensus. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
There is simply no tangible, external motivator that exists in education. This is why being an educational leader is so challenging. As leaders, we are the outside stimulus that can lead to dramatic change. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
One of the most important lessons I learned during my time in an inner-city classroom was that students were capable of tremendous things if somebody was willing to push them beyond what they what they thought was their capacity. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
‘A+’ employees don’t want to work with ‘B’ employees.Who wouldn’t want to work with the best employees. The question then becomes how can leaders most effectively increase the percentage of ‘A+’ workers in their organization? Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
So – on New Year’s Eve when many people resolve to make changes in their life I urge each of you overachievers to make a conscious decision to make a concerted effort to take time for yourself and your family. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
Succinctly put, governmental intervention and accountability measures in education have grown exponentially in the past three decades. What has not grown has been student achievement. It is time for more of us (successful practitioners) to become them (educational power-brokers) and truly transform, not reform, American education. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
Leaders of any organization, in fact members of any organization, increase their productivity and worth when their personal goals align with that of the organization. Far too often that is not the case when the primary goal of the individual is self-advancement or self-preservation. This is extraordinarily true in education. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
How many times have you been at a Holiday party when gifts are being opened and said to yourself, “I wish I would have thought of that.” The truth is you could have thought of that if you would have had a conversation that person ahead of time. That situation happens daily in education and business and more often than not. Great ideas (or at least ideas better than yours) exist within your group of colleagues and confidants. It is your job to start the conversation in a manner which people are free to share those ideas and that cause group synergy. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
Merit pay for teachers patently expresses the belief that teachers would be more motivated by the almighty dollar as opposed to actually helping the students they teach – and that school leaders cannot get the most out of their teachers without such an incentive program existing. Merit pay is an insult to all educators. The supposition that simply dangling the carrot of incentive pay to teachers will cure all that ills the American public education system is asinine. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at Education, Leadership, and Progress
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