We must remember we are all connected. Only by working together do we have a chance of turning adversity into opportunity. To build our organization and to deliver top quality opportunities for our members as we grow our organizations we need greater collaboration.
Learning does not always translate into action. In spite of significant investments in professional learning, awareness of research, federal mandates and persistent achievement disparities, the knowing – doing gap persists.
Effective leaders take a systems view of human performance. They embrace their responsibility to coach and manage behavior and implement appropriate interventions to ensure high performance. The union tends to be an obstacle to these efforts, but we must partner with existing networks within state and together as an organization. Professional Educators of Tennessee leaders should: Inspire… Instruct…Involve.