With Back to School season around the corner, it’s time to start reflecting on classroom leadership. We have heard the phrase “Be A Leader.” It’s fairly common, actually. Most people would rather be considered a leader than a follower. In schools, it is imperative that the administrators and teachers are leaders. The creators of Lead Like A Pirate, Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, saw that effective leadership had many facets and introduced a new system of leadership training. They want you to lead…
…like a pirate.
So what exactly does that mean? What does it mean to Lead Like A Pirate?
The purpose of being a pirate leader is to make schools amazing with engaged students and empowered educators who know they are making a difference. The goal of being a pirate leader is to create a school environment where students are knocking down the doors to get in, rather than out.
Do you have what it takes to be a Pirate Leader?
Passion – both personal and professional
A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work
Good Rapport with your staff, students, and community
The courage to Ask and Analyze what is and isn’t working
The determination to seek positive Transformation
And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education