What are the pro's for doing this?
Visibility, relationships, embedding vision, articulating direction, health check, pulse check, identify issues, build efficacy, enhance trust, reinforce collaboration, instructional leadership, value professional dialogue, provide feedback, receive feedback.
What are the con's?
It adds 2 hours onto your week perhaps.When you do move about the school, do it with purpose. Have questions to ask
Of course do the human side of it who will win the footy, did anyone go to Justin Bieber, whose birthday is it? There is no denying how important this side of leadership is. However, don't miss the opportunity to know what is happening in your own school that impacts on student learning and the school's reputation.
The problem with being stuck in the office is you become a better manager. When you take the time to circulate and talk to staff, students and parents you become a better leader. Yes! there are many demands on your time from many directions, but at the end of the day it is your choice.
From: ACEL Vic Branch News, April 2, 2017