In 1972, the United States Senate drew this conclusion:
"In many ways the school
principal is the most important and influential individual in any
school. It is the principal's leadership that sets the tone of the
school, the climate for learning, the level of professionalism and
morale of teachers and the degree of concern for what students may
or may not become….If a school is a vibrant, innovative, child-centered
place; if it has a reputation for excellence in teaching; if students
are performing to the best of their ability, one can almost always
point to the principal's leadership as the key to success."
What is my philosophy and how does it relate to my platform and supervising approach?
My beliefs about teaching and learning
Preparing to work with beginning teachers: What are my motives?
Am I doing the right work?
Giving direct and indirect assistance to beginning teachers