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Manners Matter: The Blended Habits of Effective School Leaders

Ed Surge – Reshan Richards and Stephen J. Valentine

” As an educator or school leader, when you walk into a room at school you generally know how to compose yourself and you innately know the purposes of the objects in the room. You also know how to position people in the room to encourage certain behaviors or outcomes. Sometimes you put music on in order to relax participants; sometimes you put desks in rows or a circle; sometimes you point an image at a screen and ask people to look at it. You know how to read body language telling you to call it a day or keep pushing. Some of these moves stem from a sense of manners—developed from the way we were raised, nurtured, mentored, and trained as human beings, educators, leaders, and citizens.”(more)

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