Student Services

Weekly Newsletter - November 4, 2019

You Can't Teach or Expect - What you Don't Know or Can't Do

Motivation is the next competency in the Emotional Intelligence framework and very important to leadership effectiveness. The following excerpt is from MindTools:

Self-motivated leaders work consistently toward their goals, and they have extremely high standards for the quality of their work.

How can you improve your motivation?

  • Re-examine why you're doing your job – It's easy to forget what you really love about your career. So, take some time to remember why you wanted this job. If you're unhappy in your role and you're struggling to remember why you wanted it, try the Five Whys technique to find the root of the problem. Starting at the root often helps you look at your situation in a new way.

    And make sure that your goal statements are fresh and energizing. For more on this, see our article on Goal Setting.

  • Know where you stand – Determine how motivated you are to lead. Our Leadership Motivation Assessment can help you see clearly how motivated you are in your leadership role. If you need to increase your motivation to lead, it directs you to resources that can help.
  • Be hopeful and find something good – Motivated leaders are usually optimistic, no matter what problems they face. Adopting this mindset might take practice, but it's well worth the effort.

    Every time you face a challenge, or even a failure, try to find at least one good thing about the situation. It might be something small, like a new contact, or something with long-term effects, like an important lesson learned. But there's almost always something positive if you look for it.

Have a great week!

Your Student Services Team

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Updates and Information

  • Oct. 1st the Transfer Window opened for the Spring of 2020. Please review and have your principal and secretary review the timeline and process on the Student Services Google Site here Transfer Process. Here is the link to the transfer page on our Keller ISD website: Student Transfers.

  • November 13th and 14th - AP Meeting 8:30-12:00 - Optional C and I Meetings 1:00-4:00

More Professional Development for You!

Question: Do I maintain a collegial relationship with my staff that supports instructional improvement? The relationship between administrators and teachers at your school should never reflect an adversarial, me-against-them dynamic. When administrator and teachers work together, student achievement is bound to increase. It is your responsibility as a school leader to ensure that teaching and learning are occurring at optimal levels in every classroom. To do this, you will naturally need your staff to trust you and vice versa. For this happen, you must first be able to convince teachers that you can help them to become better at what they do. If teachers do not trust you or feel that you have the professional expertise to make them more effective in the classroom, it will be difficult to establish a truly collegial bond. You must make every conscious and deliberate effort to establish yourself as the primary instructional leader of your school.

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Dustin Blank - Assistant Superintendent of Student Services X1061

Joe Baker - Area Director of Student Services X1083

Stephanie Cantu - Student Services Assistant X 1115

Laura Lockhart - Area Director of Student Services X 1105