Giving Compass' Take:

• Here are three leadership strategies and two practices to avoid for educators and faculty working in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

• How are schools utilizing their networks to communicate best practices during this time?

• Learn more about empowering education leaders to transform schools. 

Our school leaders and their teachers have just had the most stressful summer to date. When was the last time educators had to wait so long to be able to figure out what back-to-school would look like? To add to the complexity, they all know that their current plans will have to shift as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

After spending the last six months helping school leaders around the country design and implement their reopening plans, here are three leadership strategies to prioritize—and two to try to avoid—in order to provide teachers, students and caregivers a smoother experience to start the school year.

  • Create a Unifying Vision for Learning
  • Lead With Actionable Empathy
  • Build Bridges Between Realities

Used thoughtfully, these strategies can help reduce anxiety for teachers and students during this uncertain time. There are also pitfalls to avoid at this time.

  • Avoid: Over Scheduling
  • Avoid: Assessing the Old Way

The task ahead of us is challenging but we should seize the moment to toss the old playbook and prioritize leading with a vision and empathy, while building bridges toward better experiences informed by what we are learning through these difficult times.

Read the full article about leadership strategies during the pandemic  by Romain Bertrand at EdSurge.