Instructional leadership

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Instructional leadership

  1. 1. INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP Prof. Milagro Azofeifa Prof. Sonia Albertazzi Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>This presentation is aimed at sharing and participating at a chat show titled  »A Chat Show on the Supportive System of Foreign Language Learning » as part of the fourth course in the Masters degree in TEFL in Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  3. 3. Teacher Leaders <ul><li>If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. (John Quincy Adams) </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  4. 4. Who can be a teacher leader? <ul><li>An instructional coach </li></ul><ul><li>A department or team leader </li></ul><ul><li>A supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>A professional learning community facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>… anyone who wants to directly impact his or her school, its teachers and most importantly the students </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  5. 5. Teacher Leadership is aimed at: <ul><li>improving teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>allowing teachers to be change agents </li></ul><ul><li>providing high-quality training to develop passionate, effective leaders </li></ul><ul><li>sharing the knowledge, experience, and insight of teachers </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  6. 6. Leading requires Self-Reflection Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes <ul><li>View self-assessment and reflection as priorities for improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that external and internal challenges result in growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Intentionally engage in activities aimed at challenging current beliefs and practices. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Leading requires Self-Reflection Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes <ul><li>Understand that change is inevitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that chaos often accompanies change. </li></ul><ul><li>Share understandings with colleagues </li></ul>
  8. 8. Teacher leaders can promote student success by <ul><li>acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner </li></ul><ul><li>collaborating with families and community members </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  9. 9. Teacher leaders can promote student success by <ul><li>responding to diverse community interests and needs, and </li></ul><ul><li>mobilizing community resources </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  10. 10. What can teacher leaders do? <ul><li>Increase student achievement – and be a voice for children </li></ul><ul><li>Increase teacher effectiveness – and mentor other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Promote a positive learning environment </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  11. 11. Skills of a successful instructional leadership <ul><li>The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. </li></ul><ul><li>A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. </li></ul><ul><li>John C. Maxwell </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  12. 12. <ul><li>Every instructional leader must be able to plan effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>They must be able to set some goals. </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  13. 13. Collaboration is everything. Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  14. 14. <ul><li>I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. </li></ul><ul><li>Living might mean taking chances, but they’re worth taking. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope you dance. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV-Z1YwaOiw </li></ul>Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes
  15. 15. Bibliography Material created by Milagro Azofeifa and Sonia Albertazzi for Educational Purposes http://www.shsu.edu/~edu_elc/leadership/index_ instructionLeadership.html
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