Philosophy And Philosophy Of Education

828 WordsFeb 2, 20154 Pages
Philosophy of Education Teachers, especially those in the early years of school, have the extraordinary task of instilling a life-long love of learning in their students. We are there to cultivate their young minds in an arena where children feel safe and secure while expanding and exploring their knowledge of the world around them. We are to create responsible, productive and model citizens of the world. We are given an incredible task to carry out! With that in mind, however education needs to be a collaborative effort between teachers, school leaders, students and family to accomplish the task without fail. Philosophy of Leadership School leaders, as leaders in any venue, should possess strong values and beliefs. They must be able to convey their messages clearly and concisely with conviction. Leaders will be able to guide staff, allowing them to discover their own way to the desired result. Effective leaders build trusting relationships with their staff. Although in many ways schools are a top-down hierarchy, a successful leader will reconstruct this system and allow staff to contribute equally. They do not demoralize employees, but instead offer support and understanding. Who Am I as a Leader? After exploring the various leadership theories discussed in Educational Leadership: A Bridge to Improved Practice and in our lecture of week 3, at this time I would classify myself in the servant leadership role. This particular theory shows the current commitments
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