The Curious Christian Teacher Podcast

Interview with David Gleeson, Community, Accountability and Induction

November 21, 2020

In this episode, David Gleeson, the inspirationally genuine principal at Melton Christian College, discusses the importance of intentionally honouring and caring for the community.  He shares how new staff members are inducted into the school community to pass on the importance of authentic Christian education.  In sharing his desire to build community in a collegial way with accountability, David gives us three tactical questions he uses to enable him to evoke genuine, real answers and allow him to listen deeply.  He also identifies three levels of accountability and calls us to collegial accountability, recognising we are all equally important irrespective of our role.

I was so blessed to listen to David’s self-reflection, wisdom and passion for his learning community.

This episode is for you if you have ever wondered:

  • How can I assist in the building of a real community in my school?
  • How can I develop accountability structures which support collegiality rather than power and critique?
  • Is leading by example enough?

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