"Teachership: Leadership in the Classroom" will examine how a teacher can utilize leadership science to create an environment that optimizes effectiveness in leading students towards curriculum, group and personal goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals and Target Audience
Audience: The target audience for "Teachership: Leading in the Classroom" is new and old teachers who are continually looking for ways to grow in their teaching skills.
Goals of "Teachership: Leading in the Classroom"
• "Know thy teaching self:" An intimate understanding of our teaching strengths and weaknesses can enlighten our classrooms and courses as we strive to lead a diverse student body. This session will help teachers develop and hone effective teaching personas that utilize personal strengths and flexibility in our growth areas.
• "Know thy students:" To understand both student cognitive and social development and how these factors can determine leadership behavior in the classroom. This session will connect leadership styles to student development encouraging leaders to adapt styles appropriately to connect more effectively with student development.
• To understand group dynamics: Just as our students have their own characters and particular qualities they bring to the classroom, groups likewise develop personalities. The session will look at groups holistically, seeing how leading a community can ensure that individuals meet their goals.
• To enhance effective decision making: Equipped with an awareness of our leadership styles and our students’ development we can better understand our pedagogical and structural decisions at the semester, unit, class, and activity levels.
• To understand leadership theories: We will bring the above goals together with an attention to modern leadership theories, such as situational leadership, leadership and new science, and servant leadership and how these theories apply in the college classroom. Leadership theories abound in certain contexts such as business, management, organization development, military science, and outdoor education. This session will bring some of these theories into the context of the college classroom in order to make strong effective connections between teacher, student and group.