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Supervisory skills and teacher leadership, a. howard

  1. 1. Supervisory Skills and Teacher Leadership <br />Strong supervisory <br />and leadership skills <br />can achieve happiness<br />and success as a teacher.<br />By: Andria Howard<br />
  2. 2. A classroom is a group of learners.Generally speaking, learning groups have at least two basic objectives: <br />to complete learning tasks; <br />to maintain positive and effective relationships among group members. <br />Leadership consists of actions that help the group to complete its tasks successfully and maintain effective working relationships among its members.For any classroom to be successful, both task-leadership actions and group maintenance must be provided by the teacher.<br />Supervisory Skills and Leadership in the Classroom<br />
  3. 3. Enhancement – Asking yourself, “How can I improve my surroundings to better my students and myself?” Willing to put in additional time before or after school.<br />Cooperation – Willing to work with other teachers, administration, and staff to share ideas, locate new helpful resources, and plan beneficial events/trips for the students. <br />Two Major Concerns of a Leader<br />
  4. 4. Communicate<br />Clearly communicate ideas and feelings.<br /> Make verbal and nonverbal messages congruent with each other.<br /> Listen beyond words -- that is to be aware of nonverbal messages and behavior.<br />Build and maintain trust<br />Acceptance and support are essential in building and maintaining trust.<br /> Acceptance is communicating to others that you have high regard for them.<br />Support is communicating to others that you recognize their strengths and believe they are capable of productively managing their situation. <br />Manage Conflict<br />Approach controversy from a problem-solving perspective<br />Leaders must be able to;<br />
  5. 5. They have plans, goals, and vision.<br />They dress for success.<br />They subscribe and read professional literature<br />Their success earns them respect<br />They have power and are in control<br />Have a great future because he or she is oriented toward a career<br />What are characteristics of a Leader?<br />
  6. 6. Deciders become victims because they allow others to make their decisions for them.<br />Many teachers are victims because they adapt to the negative environment in the school. Example; No teachers in your hall stand on their door to greet the students, so you don’t either.<br />The result is the students suffer and the teacher is not maximizing his or her potential.<br />LEADERS CHOOSEWORKERS DECIDE<br />
  7. 7. Leaders choose to take responsibility and accountability for his or her own choices.<br />To choose means to accept the consequences that accompany my choice. If it fails, blame me. But if it succeeds, reward me.<br />LEADERS CHOOSE, NOT DECIDE<br />
  8. 8. How can good supervisory and leadership skills affect your students?<br />Why are supervisory and leadership skills necessary as an educator?<br />How can these skills affect your overall quality of life?<br />Discussion Questions<br />
  9. 9. Good supervisory and leadership skills cause educators to strive for excellence and seek great achievements.<br />“ Some people go through life adding years to their life. Others go through life adding life to their years.”( First Days of School, pg. 281)<br />If your actions inspire others to dream more,learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ( John Quincy Adams) <br />Conclusion<br />