In my first year as a building Principal, I tried to make few changes. My goal was to get to know staff and students, to get a lay of the land, to build relationships and build trust.
As summer approached, I knew that I would begin to form a plan for year two. There are a hundred tasks that I want to accomplish, projects and goals that I have in mind that I know will benefit our students.
I quickly realized though as I stood at my whiteboard listing all of the goals that I needed to take a systematic approach.
I needed to funnel my ideas. I looked at my list, and narrowed the list until I had just the most important goals to focus on.
It’s important for the goals to be accomplished as a slow, steady drip. There is no sense in trying to accomplish all of them at once.
Funneling your ideas can be an easy step, but an important one.