Appreciative Inquiry, 2. Servant Leadership, 3. Collaborative Open-BookStewardship, 4. Systems Thinking, 5. Awareness and Review of Organizational Metaphors and
Mindsets, 6. Story Collecting, Telling,Sharing, 7. Facilitated Equalitarian Consensus Circles.
The Three Principles
PRINCIPLE ONE: RESPECT/RE-SPECTA. Respect 1.
showing admiration, deference, esteem, andrecognition, as in “I respect your accomplishments andefforts.” Honoring students, parents, teachers, administrators and allother stakeholders is an act of respect. Failing to honor allstakeholders is an act of disrespect.
Bashing teachers,parents, students, administrators, and all otherstakeholders is an act of disrespect.B.
=see) taking a new lookat something so as to more fully understand it, as in “Helpme re-spect what it is you are doing and why your are doingit.” Knowing how a student learns, what her/his strengths are,what his/her interests are, are ways of re-specting each.Learning about a student’s culture and family is another wayof building re-spect for that student -- to see the student ina new way. The same holds for teachers, parents,administrators, and the larger society. We need to see allstakeholders in new ways (re-spect), and especially we needto see them from their perspective so that we canunderstand (respect) them more fully.
It’s easier to
someone whom we’ve
Applied respect and re-spect in a school builds trust, and