πŸ“‘ Leading schools in lockdown: Compassion, community and communication

Bookmarked Leading schools in lockdown: Compassion, community and communication by Fiona Longmuir (lens.monash.edu)

Last year, I spoke with eight school leaders in Melbourne during the lengthy lockdown periods in 2020.Β This researchΒ showed how the circumstances of uncertainty and disruption to normal modes of practice influenced their work.

Fiona Longmuir explores the challenges associated with leading during Melbourne’s long lockdown in 2020. After reflecting on the responses, she identified how the crisis strengthened their communities, pretty good decision in time (that might need later adjustment) was better than waiting too long, and the feeling of being heard as important as fixing problems.

It is interesting to read this alongside Alma Harris and Michelle Jones’ discussion of school leadership in disruptive times, as well as Simon Breakspear’s discussion of building back better. I also wonder what the responses would be now? Would it be any different?

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