International House DoS Conference 2011 – Where’s My Battleship?

January 12, 2011

What great fun we had last week in Greenwich at the International House DOS (Directors of Studies) conference! Thanks to everyone at IHWO for being so wonderful.

As promised, here are the resources I mentioned during my presentation  – Sorry for the delay in getting them posted –

Tip 1 – Set up a Tickler File!

Tip 2 – Write Everything Down – Decide on your three Most Important Tasks – Do a Weekly Review
Tip 3 – Learn to Say NO!
Tip 4 – Learn to Apologise
Tip 5 – Make respecting the school’s values as important as classroom performance
Tip 6  – It’s Your Ship!
  • Be Positive – Give Positive Feedback – Create a Recognition list and check it every week
  • Fight for your Team – Remove obstacles – Keep Things Simple – Keep them focused
  • Show them you care – Set up a blog – Give them Cake! – one-to-ones
  • Watch what you say
  • Enoy it!

Resources

The video might be posted on the IHWO web soon…

One Response to “International House DoS Conference 2011 – Where’s My Battleship?”

  1. Beverly Says:

    Hi Mike,

    I attended your session at the conference and just wanted to say thanks for the tips! This is my first year as DOS and I’ll definitely be putting some of them into practice.


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