At Mná Fest in January 2022, we discussed the gendered barriers to leadership in education.
50% of female teachers would consider leadership in education. (Rahoo Survey. March 2021)
Yet, according to DES statistics, only 1 in 15 female teachers are principals.
These barriers exist in Ireland and worldwide. You can learn about these barriers by attending our free online workshop “Aspiring Female Leaders in Education”.
At Mná Fest, we encouraged attendees to take a career challenge to pursue leadership or growth in their career.
This blog post shares 10 steps with you!
1. 5 Year Vision
Imagine yourself 5 years from now. What does your life look like? Reverse-engineer a 5-year plan to get you there! Bullet point some milestones for each year!
2. Mock Application Forms
3. Start Reading
Read! Whichever aspect of career or life you wish to make progress in, invest time in reading about it.
Books, blogs, trade magazines, government regulation/advice are all relevant for building your expertise.
4. Do the Maths!
5. Assess Your Tribe
Who do you spend the most time with at work? What is the group culture like? Is it supportive? Is there begrudgery or negative commentary? Be conscious of your network and it’s impact on you and your success. Make a list of 5 people who inspire you to be better and believe in you.
Incorporate daily exercise into your routine. This can be a walk, run, swim, exercise class, yoga or pilates. There are plenty of free options online or sign up for on demand if you prefer. Make taking care of your health a non-negotiable.
7. The Head Plan
Join the Headplan app. It’s a free social media platform which shares positive affirmations, inspiring blogs and talks daily. Make an effort to engage with the platform to cultivate a positive mindset.
This is not an ad!!
8. Assess Your Time!
Make a weekly schedule or routine that allows you to be more organized with your time. Block time for exercising, reading, work, chores, family and friends. Allow time to work on new projects that focus on your progress.
Clean up your social media profiles. Are they public? Are they visible to colleagues or prospective employers?
Did you know that 74% of teachers do not feel confident with formative assessment teaching methodologies?
As we approach the new school year, this survey conducted by Rahoo Training in 2020, and its findings, should be at the forefront of a school leader’s mind.
Webinar 8th November 2023: How to Enhance the Teaching & Learning of Maths with Formative Assessment
“How to Enhance the Teaching & Learning of Maths with Formative Assessment” is 1 hour in duration including Q&A opportunities.
This webinar will be hosted by a Nadine Lyons, Maths Lead Practitioner at South View School Dubai.