In this session, teachers and leaders will learn precisely where schools should focus their precious time and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the demands of college, careers, and citizenship. They will learn about the three most essential elements of good schooling, and how to implement them on a clear, straightforward model. The three elements are: Coherent curriculum, Authentic literacy, and Soundly structured lessons.
Despite their unrivaled power for improving performance in any school, these elements continue to be misunderstood—and grossly under-implemented. For this reason, they should be our first and highest priority. Participants will leave this session knowing both what to do and how to do it, in ways that yield immediate and significant results.
“Every child deserves someone to be crazy about them.” This is the mantra of Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and internationally recognized educator. Principal EL believes that resilient classroom, school and district leaders take risks, make courageous decisions, and challenge the status quo. They don’t “Major in the Minor” or “Fuss with Students about Pencils”! Courageous leaders understand that our students overcome so many obstacles in their lives to get to our classrooms each day, and they need us to focus on the important issues in our schools.
Resilient leaders are able to bounce back from adversity to become innovative and transformational to ensure all students are exposed to an engaging curriculum and effective teaching. Principal EL believes there are four major concepts that we must implement each day in our schools and they all begin with the letter “C”. Of course, there are many concepts that impact the success of our students but there are four “Must Haves” for every great leader! In Principal EL’s thought-provoking presentation you will learn about his “Four C’s” and how one caring leader like you can change the lives of everyone in your school!