How to Build True Staff Alignment Part 1

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • The way that we were trained to give feedback to teachers creates a power imbalance that robs teachers of true ownership over their practice and their results.
  • If your support for teachers doesn’t set them up to be successful without you, it’s not support, it’s a crutch.
  • We are often afraid to build true ownership for teachers because we don’t trust the decisions they will make. But, when everyone is anchored in the same vision, mission, and core values, you can trust your teachers to make the right decisions for students.
  • You can’t “teacher-proof” teaching.
  • True staff alignment doesn't mean that everyone conforms to the same behaviors. True Staff Alignment means that everyone chooses to align their behaviors in a way that is consistent with the vision, mission, and core values of your school. 
In order to build true staff alignment, you need 4 things -- ownership, empowerment, alignment, and engagement.

On this episode, you’ll discover how to build true teacher ownership so that teachers take responsibility for the results in their classrooms and how you can build true empowerment so that you set teachers up to be successful in their classrooms #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • How the way we were trained to give feedback creates a power imbalance.
  • Why you can’t “give” teachers ownership over their practice.
  • How the way that we provide support for teachers can be disempowering.
  • Why we shouldn’t attempt to “teacher proof” teaching.
  • How to help teachers think like master teachers and make good choices. 
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