In his book “The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact” Michael Fullan wastes no time in getting to the point: “The principal as direct instructional leader is not the solution!” (p 6).
From this initial statement, I admittedly took a cognitive step back. It is counter-culture to how I was educated and trained.
Instead, Fullan suggests that principals act as learning leaders, someone “who models learning, but also shapes the conditions for all to learn on a continuous basis”
As the subtitle suggests, there are three keys that Fullan believes principals should focus on to maximize impact on student achievement.
Read more about the book here.