We’re all familiar with the old script. The teacher stands at the front of the classroom lecturing, the students take notes, and then there’s an assignment. Unfortunately, that script can’t prepare today’s learners for success in college and the global workplace.
As Principal of a Florida elementary school, LSI Practice Leader Amy Dujon empowered each of her teachers to become highly skilled at releasing ownership of learning. The result? A building comprised entirely of rigorous, student-centered classrooms. During the process, Dujon found herself focusing on what students (not teachers) were doing.
In this interview with Jethro Jones, Dujon shares what she learned, and what she now considers the most important leadership skills for principals to develop. Listen here:
For more guidance from Amy Dujon, look for her forthcoming book, The Gritty Truth of School Transformation, coming this spring from Learning Sciences International.
We believe that the most important thing a teacher or leader can do is to fuel each student’s passion for learning. When this is achieved, a lifetime of accomplishment becomes possible for that learner. Through partnerships with schools and districts throughout the country, we help educators and leadership transform each classroom into a powerful learning environment that prepares students for lasting success in school, the global workplace, and beyond. Our vision for the future is big and bright, and we love helping schools get there. Learn more about Learning Sciences International.