Greetings Parents,Carers and Students of Moonee Ponds West PS
Over the last two days I have been involved in a conference with the focus on Resilient Leadership. What does this mean? How do school leaders lead in this way?
One of the presenters offered some definitions and information about resilience and how to develop this in our students, staff, leaders and principals. Some relevant information that is of importance and from research indicates that 10% of feeling stressed is attributed to outside factors, 50% to genetics and 40% to how we think and act. Being able to manage self and learning skills is incredibly important. This raised questions for me around how well do we teach our children these skills, how well do we as parents and teachers model these skills to our children and how do I as a leader develop these skills in the staff that I lead.
I learned there are three areas for consideration. These are:
Filter: how well do you filter information and interpret the world. Blame lives here
Act: How do you handle the challenge. How well do you manage change. Self assurance in what you are doing is important here
Interact: How you communicate and connect with others.
Being able to manage the fright, fight, flight created by fear helps us manage ourselves and enables us to be resilient. All food for our thinking.