WLCSD Galileo Alumni Newsletter
The Galileo Leadership Consortium will advance the development of
teacher leadership to ensure high levels of learning for all.
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Read to Lead: Recommendations from Joyce
If you loved Simon Sinek's TED talk "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" or his first book Start With Why, you will want to read his latest book Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration.
As a self described optimist, Sinek believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. The small book explores leadership, cooperation, trust and change in a simple story.
I found it to be a great resource filled with powerful quotes. It would be a terrific gift to give to anyone serious about transformational leadership.
Power Quote: "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion."
Make Just One Change by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana is one of my new favorite books this fall! The authors stress the importance of teaching students how to ask their own questions and provide a step-by-step process-Question Formulation Technique (QFT)-for teaching sophisticated thinking skills to all students.
The book provides many terrific examples from primary, elementary and high school classrooms across all subject areas in a wide range of communities. Teachers found the strategy energized their students and helped them become independent thinkers and self-directed learners.
I am a raving fan of QFT! It teaches students to THINK in questions and change learning to have more meaning, purpose and JOY!
Power Quote: "Formulating one's own questions is the single most essential skill for learning and one that should be taught to all students."
Galileo Fun Fact
The University of Pisa hired Galileo as a professor of mathematics, but because he was difficult to work with, the university chose not to renew his contract.
Leadership Lesson: We might know an awful lot of really good information, and if we fail to share it in a way that helps everyone grow, we aren't going to get very far.
Keep Finding JOY
Walled Lake Galileo Leaders
Mary Kay Marks
Kaye Lynn Mazurek