Ways School Leaders Can Improve Achievement Among Students

School leaders and teachers are both integral to the success of the schools they run, but the leaders' contributions to student success are slightly different than those of the teachers they manage. This is especially true for those leaders of schools with high populations. We have outlined five key elements to success that these school leaders should implement to improve student achievement.U.S families place an especially high premium on education. We have seen that when families are effectively engaged, they become active participants in their children's education, setting them up for a lifetime of success.We know that U.S students can benefit from more learning time, and we've outlined what models are the most effective.For far too long, low-income minority students have been held to standards that are too low. We believe the Common Core standards are a good and effective approach to making sure all kids are held to high expectations.

Failure is Required for Innovative Learning

Scientists and engineers embrace failure all the time. They spend their days (and sometimes nights) seeking solutions to complex problems, working collaboratively with colleagues, and trying new ideas without fear. This innovative process can eventually lead them on a path to success, whether it's a new invention that can improve lives or finding the cause of a disease that could save lives.Kids are natural innovators. They love to explore new and different ways of thinking, building, designing and solving problems. This kind of experiential learning requires kids to try, fail, try and fail again, and to keep trying until they succeed in solving the task at hand. The result: kids collaborate with one another as they test their ideas, and they develop the confidence and persistence needed to explore the innovation process.

Tips for Motivating Your Students

In the education reform conversation, we have heard from educators, parents, administrators, and policymakers, but we are missing the most authentic, indispensable voice - the student. It troubles me that the people most affected by the actions made by policymakers have absolutely no say in the decision-making process. The last thing you can do is ignore students. We know what's wrong with the education system. We know how to fix it. You have questions, we have answers.Choose knowledge and skills that are worth learning and make relevance an explicit part of the learning process either by direct demonstration or having students determine relevance. Expect your students to succeed and tell them so. Create tasks that are a challenge, but within their reach. Provide positive reinforcement towards tackling progressively difficult tasks. Encourage the building of a community, so that students support others attempts to learn. Make the classroom a safe place to be wrong and to take the risks necessary to learn deeply

Communication

“Any act by which one person gives to or receives from another person, the information about that person″s needs, desires, perceptions, knowledge, or affective states.

Communication may be intentional or unintentional, it may involve conventional or unconventional signals, may take linguistic or non-linguistic forms, and may occur through spoken or other modes.”Or in simple words;

Communication is the exchange of ideas, opinions and information through written or spoken words, symbols or actions. Communication is a dialogue, not a monologue. In fact, communication is more concerned with a dual listening process. For communication to be effective, the message must mean the same thing to both the sender and the receiver.

Business Communication

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Business Communication is any communication used to promote a product, service, or organization – with the objective of making sale. In business communication, message is conveyed through various channels of communication including internet, print (publications), radio, television, outdoor, and word of mouth.

In business, communication is considered core among business, interpersonal skills and etiquette.

Historical Background

Thousands years ago, people used to communicate orally. Greeks used a phonetic alphabet written from left to right. After that, many books appeared on written communication principles. As a result of this, Greek started her very first library. When communism was ruling China, communication had become the biggest challenge not only within the vast government, but also between the government and people of China. Postal services were then ;launched in China. Rome introduced the postal service after China. After that paper and printing press was invented in china that made communication much easier. Hence, today’s principles of communication are founded on a mixture of ancient oral and written traditions.

Organization

It’s an arrangements between individuals and groups in human society that structure relationships and activities (Business, Political, Religious or social). In other words, an organization is a group of people identified by shared interests or purpose, for example, a “Bank”.

Lifeblood of an Organization

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Communication is the lifeblood of an organization. If we could somehow remove communication flow from an organization, we would not have an organization.

It is needed for:

1. Exchanging information
2. Exchanging options
3. Making plans and proposals
4. Reaching agreement
5. Executing decisions
6. Sending and fulfilling orders
6. Conducting sales

When communication stops, organized activity ceases to exist. Individual uncoordinated activity returns in an organization. So, Communication in an organization, is as vital as blood for life.

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