School Leadership Reimagined - Are your teachers renters or owners?

EPISODE 79

Are your teachers renters or owners?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • In times of stress and uncertainty, we look for ways to feel more in control. That often means that we attempt to regulate teachers' work because we are afraid that if we don't, students won't have a consistently quality experience. But, whenever you remove ownership from teachers, set yourself up to be solely responsible for the success and failure of your school. 
  • The right response to stress is not to take more control, but to give up some control and invite your teachers to co-create and thus co-own the work you do together.
  • There are 4 disciplines Builders practice that empower teachers to take on more ownership of their practice. If you consistently practice these disciplines, you will see your teachers step up, and you will develop a healthy school culture where everyone takes responsibility for the success of your school. 

When it comes to the important work you are trying to accomplish as a school, do your teachers act more like renters or owners? It's an important question because if they don't own the work you do, then they don't see themselves as responsible for its success. If they, on the other hand, take ownership, they will take more responsibility. Whether teachers see themselves as renters of owners of the work makes all the difference in how they approach their work.

In this episode discover how to make the shift from teachers who are renters to those who are owners and find out how you can actually gain more security by giving up some control. By the time you're done, you'll be ready to help all your teachers become owners #LikeABuilder

Check out these highlights:

  • Have you always wanted to attend Builder’s Lab but could never get away? We’ve designed a virtual Builder’s Lab that will be unlike any online or virtual event you’ve ever experienced. It’s called Builder’s Lab 360 Experience and it’s going to have all the things we love most about Builder’s Lab plus a few more upgrades that make it even MORE powerful! Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets. 
  • There is a big difference between the way that renters and owners treat their property. The same is true for teachers.
  • Ways we may inadvertently treat teachers like renters and why doing so can kill your culture.
  • What it means to really treat a teacher as a co-owner.
  • The first step you must take if you want teachers to take more ownership over their practice.
  • The difference between the way that leaders and Builders give feedback and why this difference is key if you want teachers to take ownership over their practice.
  • How Builders offer teachers support that is actually empowering.
  • What Builders do to create true accountability without having to constantly monitor teachers.
  • How building and Ownership Culture can help every teacher take personal responsibility for the success of your school.
  • How you can make the shift from treating teachers like renters instead of owners.
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