Perception + Attitude = Experience
Perception of Leadership
Attitude of Flexibility and Inclusion
Experience of Success
This part of the book will make all the difference. Although we might like to think that we have the ability to change other people, that just isn’t the case. The good news, however, is that as we take steps to fine tune our own thoughts, feelings, and actions, we will begin to experience positive changes in those around us as well. The following chapters will focus upon helping teachers . . .
- to see ourselves as leaders of leaders. (Perception).
- to understand the uniqueness of every learner. (Attitude)
- to feel the satisfaction that comes when we realize that focusing on our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can make a difference for those around us. (Experience)
Introduce this section with revised version of “My Story”
CLICK HERE: My Story
Also included in this section will be some of the stories, structures, and strategies are part of my six-session workshop It’s About Time: Manage Your Energy / Manage Your Life.
CLICK HERE: It’s About Time Brochure
CHAPTER 7: The Perception of Leadership
You can only help children see themselves as leaders if you see yourself as a leader – a professional . . . not a “public servant.” You don’t need to change anything except your perception of yourself and your job.
The template I will use for this chapter comes from the book Total Leaders 2.0 by Dr Charles Schwahn and Dr. William Spady. A Total Leader according to Schwahn and Spady is a person who effectively demonstrates five leadership styles. I would urge you to see the book for elaboration of the model and how it can be used. Below, however, are some tools that I have used in the classroom that will be of use as you begin to understand yourself as a total leader.
The STYLES and the TOOLS:
QUALITY / MANAGERIAL LEADER (Rubric Writing and Self Assessment)
Rubric Writing and Self Assessment
Text to edit: Blog post on Behavioral Guidlines and Rubric Writing
HANDOUTS from workshops:
CULTURAL / TECHNICAL LEADER
SERVICE / EMPOWERING LEADER
Leadership 101 on Empowering Leaders!
CLICK HERE: Citizens of the 21st Century
VISIONARY / STRATEGIC LEADER
Belief – Vision – Goals – Objectives – Actions
AUTHENTIC / TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS
TRANSITIONS: A Workshop in Six Sessions
State Management Handout Eric Jenson stated that managing emotional states is a teacher’s most important job. Not only does it stand to reason that students will mirror the teacher’s emotional state, but it also stands to reason that if we’re not careful we will mirror the emotional state of the students in our classroom. Rich Allen demonstrates that using music is one of the fastest ways to shift and/or maintain emotional states in order to set a climate for optimal learning. His workshops are not only helpful … but they are fun because he practices what he preaches.
CHAPTER 8: The Attitude of FLEXIBILITY and INCLUSION
Introduction (See Tools for Students – use same format/length)
See material about “SQUARE PEGS” and rewrite Final Exam from “The Fragile Brain”
CLICK HERE: Final Exam – The Fragile Brain (Also posted on blog: April 18, 2015.)
Rewrite Appendices for each of 15 Unique Learners …
CHAPTER 9: The Experience of Success
Introduction: BEYOND TEST SCORES Who do we want to send out the door?