What is the meaning of education? Why are you a teacher? What is educationanyway? What does it mean to educate another human being, especially a child? All these are important questions. The word "educate" comes from the Latin educare, meaning "to lead out," "to bring out." To educate means to bring out of the child, the student, that spirit of learning and wonder, the desire to know, that thirsts for knowledge. Boyle et al, 2003
Leadership mattersJim Collins, Good to Great 2001Two capabilities:•resolve•Humility“One of the best ways to appreciate the value of good leadership is when you seehow fast a poor leader can take a good organization down. It takes a lot of people tomove a good organization into greatness, but it can take very little time for just onelousy leader to send a great organization downhill.”“Leadership is very important. Leaders have a major role in setting the vision tomove toward the organization’s goals, and then creating a motivating environmentfor people so those goals can be reached. But boy, leaders who don’t know whatthey’re doing, or have big egos, can take a good company and drive it straight intothe ground. ”
Good Leaders v Poor Leaders Card task •Read •Discuss with person next to you •Discuss with table •Agree one card you all agree is crucial •Share with room when requested
Leadership experiences and qualities Moving task •You each have a ‘Great Leader’ card. •Find the person with the matching numbered card. •Discuss who the leaders are. •What qualities did they exhibit? •What experience have you witnessed of great leadership?
A final statement: What is leadership? The art of creating an environment whereindividuals can flourish as part of a team moving towards a shared goal.
What next?Initial ProgrammeSpring Term: Tuesday 28th February1. The National Agenda: and ‘Why Are We Here’?Spring Term: Thursday 15th March2. Leading Teaching and LearningSummer Term: Tuesday 24th April3. Leading with Emotional Intelligence and LeadershipStyles.Summer Term: Thursday 5th July4. Leading Teams and Creating Accountability.Summer Term: Tuesday 17th July5. Personal and Professional Development – a plan.
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