How Are You Utilizing Your School's Resources?
By Hilderbrand Pelzer III
Author of Unlocking Potential
Too often we discuss instructional leadership without addressing the more important issue of resourceful leadership. In other words, how are we utilizing resources in schools to achieve quality teaching and learning and academic excellence? What trade-offs and tough decisions about resources are we making to ensure effective teaching and learning?
To some principals and school leaders, resources include time, money, space, people, and curriculum, with people being the most valuable resource and the resource most directly tied to student outcomes. Elizabeth A. City, the author of Resourceful Leadership, states, "What matters most is how resources are used...purposefully to change the teaching and learning happening in classrooms." I couldn't agree more.
If you are a principal or school leader, are you satisfied with your resources and how your school organization will use them? It is important for principals and school leaders to always analyze their resources and look closely at their effectiveness and impact on student achievement and outcomes.
Please share your thought or comments.
Bio: Hilderbrand Pelzer III leveraged the power of education and leadership to transform a school inside a prison. He has a strong belief that all children deserve a quality education, even those in prison. He has more than twenty years of experience in the field of education, and has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal, as well as assistant regional superintendent. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his work in education. Hilderbrand is the author of Unlocking Potential. The book draws on his experience and his nationally acclaimed work inside the Philadelphia Prison System.
Welcome to my blog, a collection of articles and commentary about urban education and correctional education. Feel free to comment, send me an email, or share my articles with others on your Twitter or Facebook pages.