Keeping a Leadership Journal

Teachers deal with school leaders on a constant basis. For aspiring school leaders, your own school environments are a wonderful place to observe and take notes on leadership. Keeping a journal, either paper or electronic, is a great way to catalog observations about leadership. To get started ask yourself, “What do your current school leaders do that works?”, “How do you believe they could be more effective?”, “How do your school leaders run meetings, interact with parents, support teachers, and compensate for their own shortcomings?” For students of leadership, remember schools are wonderful places to learn.