Written by Aaron Brengard, Principal, Katherine Smith Elementary School (San Jose, Calif.)
How Does Trust Create And Encourage 21st Century Leadership For Learning?
Calling all classroom teachers, building managers, or district level administrators, we need you. 21st century learning schools need 21st century learning leaders. While I'm a school site principal, I use the word leader to describe everyone throughout the system from the classroom teacher to the district superintendent.
There is one thing we all need...TRUST.
Across 21st Century classrooms, schools, and districts or networks, everyone needs trust. We need trust in others – teachers with students, principals or site leaders with the staff, and central office with the schools. We need a trust in the process to stay the course through mistakes and continually improve. Trust in ourselves to authentically use and live the beliefs we want. Finally, build trust across the system. The practices and expectations should resonate for everyone from students to leaders. ...