Reflections On Educational Leadership


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This is a slide show on different ways an educational leader can effectively lead a team of people.

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Reflections On Educational Leadership

  1. 1. Reflections on Educational Leadership <ul><li>How leaders can create a school culture conducive for learning </li></ul>
  2. 2. Essential Question <ul><li>&quot;As an educational leader, what principles of leadership and organization do you draw upon as you develop and implement a vision of learning, positive school culture, and connections to the wider community?&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Definition of Leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What does leadership look like? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A Leader’s Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effective ways to lead well </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Expectations for success </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal experiences in leading others </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Definition of Leadership <ul><li>Leadership can be defined as a personal natural/nurtured capability to influence, inspire and band together a group of people to achieve a personal or group goal . </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting websites for Leadership definition* </li></ul>Leadership, in my own view, is how we can organize and inspire a group of people through spoken and unspoken influence. Having the ability to clearly articulate a direction and a purposeful mission statement. Leadership evolves through experience,training and practice.
  5. 5. Definition of Leadership (2) <ul><li>Ability to lead/execute </li></ul><ul><li>Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Possessing Strong Vision and Idea’s </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Motivate </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Communicator </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to bring people together </li></ul>Initiating and Managing Change Energize Others Humility Good Role Model Effective Problem Solving Strategies Encourages Dialogue Ability to Inspire People Oriented Capacity to listen and observe Tough Decision Maker Accountability Ability to Celebrate Others
  6. 6. Definition of Leadership (3) <ul><li>Leaders exhibit vision, passion, decisiveness , the ability to build a team and possesses humility and compassion for others. </li></ul><ul><li>Good leaders help create the desire within members of the team to want to change in order to achieve the teams common goals and efforts. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Leadership Resources (1) <ul><li>What areas should a leader develop in order to create positive school culture and implement a vision of learning? I have identified 5 keys elements that I would use to motivate and inspire my team as their educational leader. I have provided an overview and a personal experience for each key element. </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly States a Mission Statement and Identifies its Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Possesses the Ability to Organize and Inspire a Team </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages Dialogue and Communication Among the Team </li></ul><ul><li>Supplies Development Opportunities for the Staff to Grow </li></ul><ul><li>Possesses to Ability to Mobilize the Local Community </li></ul>
  8. 8. Leadership Resources (2) <ul><li>Clearly Stating a Mission Statement and Identifying its Purpose </li></ul>A good leader must possess the ability to articulate the goals and objectives for the school. A leader should also identifying reasons for why the goals are important and attainable. A good leader will also allow room for growth and provide opportunities for the goals to develop over time. In the beginning of every school year our leadership team puts together a presentation or shows a movie that demonstrates team work and collaboration. This is a time when the school can rally together around a central mission statement and focus on the goals for our school Overview Personal Experience
  9. 9. Leadership Resources (3) <ul><li>Possessing the Ability to Organize and Inspire a Team </li></ul>Knowing your staffs strengths and weaknesses will allow a good leader to delegate responsibility to the appropriate people. A good leader inspires team members through positive motivation and increases the opportunities for staff members to take responsibility for projects. In a curriculum meeting, my principal had asked us what we thought about putting on a show at the end of a marking period. Initially people were hesitate. It was only through her inspiring words and thoughtful comments on our practice, that collectively we agreed to organize this effort. Overview Personal Experience
  10. 10. Leadership Resources (4) <ul><li>Encourages Dialogue and Communication Among the Team </li></ul>Being able to communicate well with your colleagues is probably one of the most important aspects of being a good leader. Encouraging collaboration among different grade levels and allowing time for teachers to share ideas and thoughts should be a priority for an educational leader. We have engaged in a new collaborative effort among specials teachers and classroom teachers. This system allows the classroom teacher to fill out a form with info on what the class is learning. This communication has proven to be extremely beneficial for student achievement and encourages teamwork. Overview Personal Experience
  11. 11. Leadership Resources (5) <ul><li>Suppling Development Opportunities for the Staff to Grow </li></ul>It is the educational leader’s responsibility to organize opportunities for the staff to grow and learn in their field. This will allow for teachers to be at the top of their game and illustrates the importance of continuous learning process for teachers. Throughout the year we have at least 6 opportunities for staff development in the form of on-site workshops. The most inspiring staff development workshop for me was on how to infuse technology and literacy into visual art. Overview Personal Experience
  12. 12. Leadership Resources (6) <ul><li>Possessing to Ability to Mobilize the Local Community </li></ul>The local community can have an extremely powerful influence on student achievement. Utilizing parents, community leaders, and local volunteer organizations should be a major priority for any educational leader. Every year our School Leadership Council organizes 1-2 community events per month. The last events in our school were the Clothing Drive and Thanksgiving Day Basket Raffle. These events have bridged the community with the school creating a school environment conducive for learning. Overview Personal Experience