[Professional Growth Plan ~ Domain 2: Instructional Leadership,
Standard 3 Supervision for Learning]
Domain 2: Instructional Leadership
The Instructional Leadership domain emphasizes the principal’s and vice principal’s role in improving the quality of teaching and learning for students.
Principals and vice principals play an integral role in creating and maintaining an environment that supports the intellectual, human, and social and career development of all students.
Standard 3: Supervision for Learning
Principals and vice principals create a system and structures for effective supervision focused on instructional and assessment practices that maximize student engagement, learning and development.
• Supervisory Models, Processes and Structures
• Learning Team Processes: Facilitation of Collaborative Data Processes, Goal Setting and Planning
• Staff Evaluation Criteria, Procedures and Reports
• Use of Instructional Time
Evidence to support my development in meeting this standard:
- We aren’t in the ‘teaching business’, rather we are in the ‘learning business’.
- Less is more. Teach less, learn more.
- A fun event that I did to promote greater supervision in my school (as a principal in China) was my No Office Day, which actually became a global event the following year with the International No Office Day.
- With respect to maximizing student engagement, see my presentation on 7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom.
- In Truly Questioning Everything I examine ways in which we are redefining instructional time and instructional practice at the Inquiry Hub.