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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: Great leaders build great teams…

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Justin Tarte states on his blog ‘Life of an Educator’, that he is  ‘Starting in a couple weeks [to] assume the role of the Director of Curriculum and Support Services in a district of 3,000 in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO…’ He has some insightful advice to share about building strong leadership teams. While his context is in the USA, the principles apply worldwide…

Great teams are few and far between, but I believe that’s because the premise of building a great team might be flawed. It’s so easy to build a team of educators who all think alike and have similar backgrounds and experiences. That is safe. That is comfortable. That is easy. That is too easy…

Great leaders assemble teams and tap into the strengths of the members of the team and openly seek out new members with vast and varied backgrounds. Great teams challenge and push each other while always questioning the status quo. Great leaders are able to build teams that believe and trust in one another, while also having high expectations for each and every member. Read more…

What are your thoughts about the make-up of leadership teams?

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: Great leaders build great teams….

Author: Sandra England

Learning & Teaching Coordinator F-12 at Gilson College, an Adventist Schools Victoria school. Twitter: @GCLandT or @sandy_e

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