Recommended Viewing


Take charge of your own professional development and area of interest. These video links are here to help you. They vary in length and topic and have been sourced from all over the internet.

Use them as food for thought, share them with your peers or tap into them to kick-start a discussion and explore the area more in-depth. Contact Janis Arnold at the association office if you’d like discussion questions to go with any of the selected videos.

Illinois School Boards Association: Board-Superintendent Relationship (17:00 min.)
Effective school boards must nurture a strong Board-Superintendent relationship to govern at the top of the division. Expectations. Quality Communications. Trust. These three critical practices allow for collaboration, risk-taking and success.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpfClGygrYU

Ken Robinson: Changing Educational Paradigms (11:40 min.)
Never count an idea out before you try it out. If it does not work, try something else. Sir Ken Robinson talks about the fact that not much has really changed about school as a whole since back the 18th century. We often separate school into subjects and students by ages. Instead of education modeling a factory, it could be flexible to fit more students’ needs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

Brandman University Center for Instructional Innovation: What is Good Data? (3:00 min.)
How to look critically at the data you receive and what to communicate (what criteria do you need) when you ask for data.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgwh9FNualc

Dr. Karen Mapp: 3 Prerequisites of Effective Family and Community Engagement (2:00 min.)
These “3 prerequisites” provide the foundation necessary for effective family and community engagement and are the building blocks for educators, school leaders and policy-makers to use as they move forward in creating their own culture of family engagement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-zlb5wVUAs

Manitoba School Boards Association: Around the Table – Lines of Authority (4:25 min.)
As one of five videos on good governance practices, this video focuses on a trustee’s individual authority and obligations. Learning how to move on after all options have been exhausted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHp0UAgulwA

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