Practitioner’s Corner: Five R’s for Success

by Gabriel Flores Principal, May/June 2012 After my elementary school’s principal retired, a new leader arrived invigorated, motivated, and authoritative. He expected staff and teachers to achieve goals and complete tasks efficiently and with no delays. Within a year, teachers began to stand up to the principal and voice their dissatisfaction. Others simply ignored his requests or directives. As morale deteriorated, students saw and felt their teachers’ unhappiness.

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