Becoming an instructional leader
Becoming an instructional leader is one of the useful tools in creating a forward-looking and
student-centered school centered environment.
Can be defined as “those actions that a principal takes, or delegates to to others to encourage
growth in student learning.
Instructional leadership: concept and views
Refers to the specific branch of educational leadership that address curriculum and
As imperative to improve instruction and student achievement
An “organizational glue” that keeps things in track
Instructional leader: best practices
Uses data to make instructional
Monitors curriculum and instruction
Collaborates in leading
Acts as learners
Leads a learning community
Taps expertise of teacher
Good instructional leadership characteristics (Armstrong, 2007)
includes awareness of chains management theory, insight into personal capabilities knowing
when to get help from outside resources and staying involve with other leader of educational
Drives interpersonal relations, communication, planning, decision making and conflict
Includes the ability to bring all stakeholders together to act.
Instructional leader: traits and behavior
Chief learning officer
The instructional leader: their roles and functions
The function of instructional leadership involves all the beliefs, decisions, strategies that the
principal uses to generate instructional effectiveness in classroom. (Moorthy, 1992)
Making students and adult learning the priority
Setting high expectations for performance
Creating a culture of continuous learning
Making suggestions, giving feedbacks and modeling effective instruction
Soliciting opinion and supporting collaboration.
Four skills of effective leadership
1. Being a resource provider- recognize the desire teachers have for acknowledgement and
appreciation for a job well done and assist their teachers in professional development.
2. Being an instructional resource- success in “teaching and learning” means teacher counts on
their principals as resources of information, current trends, and effective practices in instruction.
3. Being a communicator- communicate essential beliefs learning including all children and can
learn and learners outcomes guide instructional programs and decision.
4. Being a visible presence- leading the instructional program of a school means of a
commitment to living and breathing a vision of success in the teaching and learning process.
“What we have learned to do, we learned by doing “
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SAN PEDRO COLLEGE
CARREDO, CRISTINE B.
MS. EFFIE S. MAGATAO