The Effective Teacher

3 Feb

I have been thinking a lot lately about the skills of an effective teacher and an effective leader. It is so often that good classroom teachers are promoted to middle management or further.

The more I think of it, the more I really believe that we need to look at teachers as leaders in the classroom.  Every great leader serves those that are around them, and great teachers do this as well.  I see it as my job to ensure these people are stars. Of course with the student at the centre. They build upon the strengths of their students, building confidence, while also providing them supports in areas they need.

For as long as I have been in education, the term “classroom management” is something that has been in every evaluation form I have seen as well as a major topic of discussion.  In every element of leadership, there is some element of management but to paraphrase Stephen Covey, “you manage things, but we lead people.”  I don’t know any person that likes to feel that they are “managed”, but I do know lots of people who want to be inspired and engaged in the work that they do.  Leadership brings that out, not management.

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