1. Confusing good intentions with a strategy.
2. Confusing a goal with a plan.
3. Confusing activity with accomplishment.
4. Confusing professional development with professional learning.
5. Confusing teamwork with any group activity.
6. Confusing management with leadership.
Taken together, these “confusions” dissipate energy and help preserve the status quo.
Fortunately, principals and teacher leaders can turn confusion into clarity through professional study and dialogue.
That clarity can include meaningful, stretching goals that guide and fuel robust plans through which seemingly impossible goals can be achieved.
Students, of course, will be the primary beneficiaries of educators’ clarity.
What other “confusions” would you add to my list?