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Fullan on Leadership (10 short video clips)

From Michael Fullan’s site:  “The Ontario Ministry of Education filmed a series of 10 short videos (5 minutes each) on Leadership with Michael Fullan. These video clips cover a range of new ideas from Michael Fullan’s recent work on ‘leadership for deep learning’.

The videos can be viewed on the YouTube Channel.”

Check ’em out! Rowan

April 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Promoting leadership in girls through phys ed.

The March 2016 issue of JOPERD (87(3), 9-15, includes an article by Dana Voelker titled Promoting the leadership development of girls through physical education and sport.

From page 10: “in sports alone, women are consistently underrepresented in leadership positions” and “a clear need exists to promote the leadership development of girls during youth and help narrow the gap in leadership positions during adulthood.”

The author makes the following recommendations:

  1. Embrace leadership diversity and deconstruct gender stereotyping
  2. Build networking and mentorship opportunities
  3. Encourage girls to use their voice and exercise leadership skills

The article also includes a table of links to girls’ leadership resources.

TDSB teachers may contact the library to request a copy of the article at (416) 395-8289 or

Check it out!


April 28, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Collaborative Inquiry and Ontario’s system leaders

The Ministry has released 3 new monographs in the Capacity Building series,and #42 is titled System Leaders and Collaborative Inquiry.

From page 1: “This monograph highlights the experiences of directors and superintendents of education – system leaders in Ontario and elsewhere – to look at CI’s potential to create the conditions system-wide for creatively addressing the complexities of education today. We hope it sparks productive dialogue across the province on how to make our system the best that it can be.”

Check it out!


October 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Leadership and early childhood educators

The May 2015 issue of YC Young Child is a theme issue on leadership. The link provided in the journal title, takes you to the current issue which unless you are an NAEYC member, you will only have access to a couple of articles. TDSB teachers may contact the Professional Library for print copies of any of the articles.

The issue references  a “seminal report” (p. 7) released on April 1, 2015 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council titled Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation.  The following description is reproduced from the IOM site:

“… The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) were commissioned to explore the implications of the science of child development for the professionals who work with children birth through age 8. In the resulting report, Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, the committee finds that much is known about what professionals who pro­vide care and education for children need to know and be able to do and what professional learning supports they need. …The report offers recommendations to build a workforce that is unified by the foundation of the science of child development and early learning and the shared knowledge and competencies that are needed to provide consistent, high-quality support for the development and early learning of children from birth through age 8″. [my bold]

The report may be purchased, or you can read online or download for free.

Check it out!


May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

MOOC for Ontario Education Leaders hosted by OSAPAC

Source: The OSSEMOOC About page:

” OSSEMOOC (Ontario School and System Leader Educational Technology Massive Open Online Community) is a free community-building learning opportunity for Ontario Education Leaders provided by OSAPAC (Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee).

OSSEMOOC will provide quality, curated events that build capacity in technology-enhanced learning and teaching. The learning opportunities will include international guests from the education community, as well as, events conducted by other jurisdictions that will be announced on the OSSEMOOC event calendar so that you can choose your own online learning experiences.

The Ontario Leadership Framework will guide the learning in the open online community to ensure the experience is meaningful for those in Principal, Vice Principal and Supervisory Officer roles. The OSSEMOOC will:

  1. promote knowledge of and use of new and emerging technologies for effective learning and teaching
  2. build a shared understanding of safe and responsible use in order to support informed decision making
  3. support innovative thinking about the complexity of learning and teaching in a digital world”

The site includes a list of upcoming events, some videos, and a form in which you can indicate areas of interests.

Check it out!


April 27, 2015 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Leadership and integrative thinking

The Ministry has released a bunch of stuff in the past couple of days, including ….

Leadership and integrative thinking: An interview with Roger Martin  is the title of the newest monograph in the  In Conversation series, except it is not new, it is a reissue of a 2009 issue. “The premise of the Martin’s work is that successful leaders share a set of thinking skills that transcend context [or actions, p.3] and are applicable in any setting”. (p1)  “You need [integrative thinking] when you are being forced to make a choice and don’t like it. ” (p 5).

If you missed it the first time around, check it out!


April 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

Focused Leader

Daniel Goleman, the emotional intelligence guy, has released a new book titled Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence.

The December 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review includes an article by Goleman titled: The Focused Leader: How effective executives direct their own – and their organizations’ – attention.

From page page 60: ” A focused leader is not the person concentrating on the three most important priorities of the year, or the most brilliant systems thinker, or the one most in tune with corporate culture. Focused leaders can command the full range of their own attention: they are in touch with their inner feelings, they can control their impulses, they are aware of how others see them, they understand what others need from them, they can weed out distractions, and also allow their minds to roam widely, free of preconceptions”

So if the book is more than what you want to read over the holidays, this article may be the thing for you. TDSB teachers may borrow the book or request a copy of the article: (416) 395-8289 or



December 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm Leave a comment

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