Delegating for Time Management

When toxicity poisons a school, teachers focus on self-preservation. Kids feel the consequences, missing out on high-level instruction and a shared culture devoted to their success. Here's how new principals can transform a toxic building into a thriving school environment.

Topics: Assistant Principals, Early Career Principals

Fill your plate with the appetizers of school life—attendance, student pick-up coordination, little fires—and what’s left at day’s end? Little time or appetite for the entrees of instructional leadership and climate building. School leaders accustomed to seizing initiative can find it hard to swallow delegating as a time-management tool. Let go. Capability abounds. Delegating takes the small bites off your plate and lets you relish the star course.