When reading and listening to lectures I was struck by the information presented in part two of the Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership: Moral Leadership. I believe this stemmed from three key ideas: trust, relationships, and business. To begin, I was extremely interested in the emphasis on trust and how trust is the glue that holds together a school. When reading I found myself nodding along at how important trust is to an organization especially a school that functions mostly on communication. I whole-heartedly agree with Moran when she states that, “the absence of trust impedes effectiveness and progress” (99). People need to be able to rely on one another and feel that what they are saying has value. Also, teachers want to know that administrators are going to put into place the steps in order to reach a goal if that is what they say they are going to do. Finally, parents and students need to have trust in the system which is often difficult when the system has failed them in the past. Therefore, establishing and maintaining this trust in each other is paramount to running a successful student-centered school. …show more content…
I have worked under a few different administrators that were not genuine and always seemed to say exactly what you wanted to hear rather than telling the truth. This lack of authenticity eroded the system from the inside out and made it so that not one teacher sought out those administrators. We all felt the lack of follow through and the trust had vanished. Without being honest and sincere I feel that administrators lose the following of the staff and lose admiration from staff and students as well. I was drawn to what Evans stated when he claimed, “…leadership begins at one’s center” (144). I agree that leadership starts at the core of a person rather than the show that they portray to the
Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students is written by Gregory Michie in 1999. Michie is a teacher in public elementary schools on South Side of Chicago, a poor area that is almost exclusively populated by minorities. Holler If You Hear Me is a book for teacher that provides insight into education and fundamental challenges of teaching, some major themes includes classroom discipline, relationships with students and other teachers, racial and ethnic differences, and teacher frustration. This book review will first provides a summary, and then gives an analysis of Michie’s teaching focuses in building relationship with students and satisfying individual differences, and offered evaluations of the book’s
In this paper I will be interviewing the athletic director of West Chester B. Reed Henderson High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I chose to interview the athletic director because he is my father, Ken McCormick, and one of the main reasons that I would like to go into administration. To maintain a professional tone to the interview I will referring to my father as Mr. McCormick throughout. Mr. McCormick provided me with a copy of his job description. When asked what his main responsibilities are he spoke specifically on scheduling all interscholastic athletic contests for each team at Henderson High School, hiring officials to work the games, hiring of coaches and creation of athletic department procedures and other school procedures
TDA 3.1 – Outcomes 1,2 and 3 Outcome 1) Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults Effective communication is very important when developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults as it plays a large part in helping to create positive relationships and by communicating effectively it means we can pass on information in a clear concise way. There are many ways we communicate with each other, speech is not the only way. There are many ways which help build a positive relationship across the ages such as, facial expressions, gestures,
I don't think that you can show to much leadership because the more you show it, the more people want him or her to become their leader. ”the action of leading a group of people or and organization” (“Leadership”). Leadership to me means that to have enough strength to continue to do for what you believe in like Martin Luther King, Jr., in with
What really matters is what’s going on within and what they’re intentions are. A lot of people choose leaders based on the looks, because they look big a buff and will be able to “protect” them, but that’s obviously not always the case. Or sometimes, they may choose someone out of fear, I feel as if they did that with Jack because he was so intimidating and rough about it. They might think that the person looks strong and hard to tear down, but in all reality they’re scared and are quick to back down. I’m referring to Ralph and Jack when they confronted the beast and completely flaked.
Another thing about leadership is its an art. People can’t just become a leader, it’s inside of them just waiting for an opportunity to reveal itself. “Educators, health professionals, and parents all agree that as society grows more complex, young people are in greater need than ever for grounding in the basic values that determine character”(Hirschmann 12). This shows that the higher ups in
The second domain in the Florida Principals Leadership Standards is composed of three different standards. The first of these is Instructional Plan Implementation and is about how an effective leader must collaborate to develop and implement an effective instructional framework that aligns with the required standards and meets his/her students’ needs (“The Florida Principal,” n.d.). Due to the variety in options that are available to align instruction to a pupil, given that the instruction will be adjusted to his/her needs, I feel that the situational leadership approach will be able to be implemented in this situation to create better results as “different situations demand different kinds of leadership (Northouse, P., 2016). The different leadership styles that make up the Situational approach can be tied to this standard by connecting the necessary leadership style with the supportive and directive behaviors in the task that is performed. As an instructor, I will spend time in the S1 category of the Situational Leadership Model as I make use of a “common language of instruction”, spend time between the S1 and S2 categories by “communicate the relationships among academic standards” and by being engaged “in data analysis for instructional planning and improvement”.
The desire for power is one of the fundamental aspects of human nature. Power can be expressed in many ways both for good and for evil. Being a leader takes tremendous responsibilities and if misused, can have a lasting effect on the people governed. Dee Houk once said, “Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership.” Jack believes leadership is about management and control.
My Personal Code of Ethics as an Education Leader As an educator, and conceivable future educational leader, my personal code of ethics is one that envelops uprightness, correspondence, respect, imparted objectives, sympathy, open-mindedness, and confidentiality. A leader recognizes what is correct and utilizes it to make the best decision paying little mind to personal danger. I will utilize this personal code of ethics when settling on decisions including ethical issues and to guide my profession. I accept the focal and most basic reason for an educational leader is: To foster a dream for the organization as a learning community that respects the characteristic worth and abilities of every person and that fosters the planning of students
So, in my following reaction I am analyzing the movie “Hard Lessons” according to the book chapter Becoming Trustworthy Leader, and find out to what extend Mr. McKenna could be considered trustworthy leader. The movie “Hard Lessons” is based on the real story where new principal Mr. George McKenna of Washington High School is appointed to fight against violence, gangs and drugs users at school. He is aimed to change all the inner system of the school reforming learning and teaching styles, and inviting parents to contribute to the school change. Despite all hardships he faces, Mr McKenna does not quit, moreover he meets his goal establishing safer environment, school disciplinary and improving the education. If we compare McKenna’s practices to the book chapter “Becoming a Trustworthy Leader” where the central idea is building trust to make a successful school , it is clearly seen in the movie that he is trying to use different ways to foster trust among teachers, students ,parents and him to make better and effective school.
Martin Luther King Jr. praised Jonathan Daniels for the heroic deed that cost Jonathan his life. Jonathan is a hero for sacrificing his own life in the process of advocating for those who must have felt helpless in their situation. At the time of his death Jonathan was fighting for diversity. Jonathan had an understanding of the human mind that many do not. He recognized that regardless of history and biology all humans feel pain and that growth as a society only occurs when we accept and embrace all others.
I believe that Leadership, in turn, comes naturally with my personality and my yearning for perfection. I have always been told that I am a good leader and that I listen to others. My leadership skills naturally stem from my character and my morals. I would never influence others to do something that I felt was wrong or immoral. I also feel that my character influences my willingness to serve others.