In yet another example of the beauty of Twitter as an information stream, I stumbled across this research report yesterday detailing the results of a pretty comprehensive survey of the ways that principals in Ontario spend their time at work.  It was originally shared by Justin Tarte.

I figured that an infographic detailing the percentage of time principals spend on individual tasks during the average work week would make for a nice follow-up to my bit on instructional leadership in schools.

Here’s what I whipped up:

Infographic – How Principals Spend their Time

What’s interesting about the report — outside of the fact that principals spend close to 59 hours a week working — is that curriculum and instruction tasks take up less than ten percent of the average principal’s time.

While that’s not the fault of principals — their jobs are incredibly complex and demanding — it HAS to impact their ability to serve as instructional leaders, doesn’t it?


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