Category Archives: Principal Connections

Tech Talk: Know Yourself to Know Others

techtalk

Know Yourself to Know Others

 

By Ania Czupajlo, RGD
Art Director, Principal Connections


 

“A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”

 Nelson Mandela

There is no shortcut to becoming an effective leader. Leadership is a journey filled with tough decisions, mistake and responsibilities. You cannot be a good leader if you don’t know yourself first, and where you stand. Self-awareness and self-growth are important keys to becoming an effective leader. 

Here are five apps that can help you discover yourself and make that journey a bit easier. You may want to give them a try.

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Deirdre Kinsella Biss

By Deirdre Kinsella Biss
Editor, Principal Connections

With the release of the latest issue of Principal Connections, Editor Deirdre Kinsella Biss provides a sneak preview of what you can expect in our magazine this month.


Leadership is not just the sole responsibility of the school principal and vice-principal. Leadership is a shared responsibility and the professional work of everyone in a Catholic school. In order to see the intended changes we require in classrooms, teachers, students, parents and the community at large must take responsibility to lead and share their area of expertise. 

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OECTA Best Practices

OECTA Best Practices

By Ron McNamara

Healthy relationships with your staff are built on trust, authenticity and excellent communication. Amongst the more important relationships that need to be based on these principles are the ones held with your school union representatives. A Principal who has a good relationship with these representatives understands the important role they play in the smooth implementation of the collective agreements.

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Equity is Excellence

Equity is Excellence

Deirdre Kinsella Biss

By Deirdre Kinsella Biss
Editor, Principal Connections

With the release of the latest issue of Principal Connections, Editor Deirdre Kinsella Biss provides a sneak preview of what you can expect in our magazine this month.


Greater equity for our students means greater student success. Helping students reach their maximum potential requires being aware of the barriers that exist in our schools and taking action to remove them. Recognizing the importance of our students’ identity, their needs, their community and their well-being is vital to supporting their growth. As Catholic leaders we are called to make our schools safe, equitable learning places. So, the type of relationships we form, the learning environment we create, the curriculum we teach, and the policies we implement all matter significantly.

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Serve. Advocate. Lead.

Serve. Advocate. Lead.

Deirdre Kinsella Biss

By Deirdre Kinsella Biss
Editor, Principal Connections

With the release of the latest issue of Principal Connections, Editor Deirdre Kinsella Biss provides a sneak preview of what you can expect in our magazine this month.


This edition of Principal Connections takes an in-depth look at the Support Services that the Catholic Principals’ Council | Ontario (CPCO) offers to its membership. The term “Support Services” is built around two key words. The “Support” part of the title highlights ways that we help our members grow and develop. The “Service” part of the title speaks to the set of services we have developed to assist our colleagues professionally. 

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