Student Leadership Course Analysis

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In reflecting on the principles and insightful content learned in this course, my ideas on leadership have increased my awareness for active collaboration among my peers. I value the insight as well as new perspectives that various group members can provide throughout the academic year. As a classroom teacher, I realize the importance of an effective teacher leader. While I am not currently pursuing a degree in school leadership via administration, I value the many ideas mentioned throughout this course. My students deserve a good role model and an excellent teacher that will inspire and push them to reach their full potential. While increasing the capacity to grow through positive relationships, my goal is to become a servant leader by investing…show more content…
“Even the most outstanding leaders cannot accomplish significant tasks apart from the capable effort of others” (Blackaby and Blackaby, 2011, p. 294). Within a group situation, everyone contributes to the discussion which helps to foster the relationship between the leader and followers. All ideas must be respected. In the classroom, I will accept responsibility to help my students learn and reach their goals. My Spiritual view as a leader is described by Philippians 2:3-4 which says “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” A leader must be nonjudgmental and have an open-to-change mindset so that work can be accomplished. People want leaders that are sensitive to the needs of others (Northouse, 2015). As an educator, the amount of diversity within my classroom is constantly changing. Learning to maximize the diversity of my students allows my classroom to be a unique learning environment that is healthy by being free from discrimination and where every voice has an equal opportunity to be…show more content…
According to Gallup’s StrengthsFinder self-assessment questionnaire, my top five identified strengths include achiever, responsibility, focus, deliberative, and analytical. I will rely on these strengths to help me become a more effective leader and teacher. Communicating trust, encouraging group input in making decisions, and asserting a positive influence for all people are important and necessary actions of a democratic leadership style. As a leader, I will communicate trust by making my actions a reflection of my words (Roth and Conchie, 2008). I will dedicate myself to doing the right thing, even when it is hard (Stanley, 2005). Most importantly, time will be well managed so that the most important activities can be completed first. Active spiritual leaders schedule time with God. (Blackaby and Blackaby, 2011). Self-destructive King Saul chose not to schedule valuable time with God so that he could stay on God’s plan (Edwards, 1992). As a leader, I will encourage group input by showing interest in the ideas of others. I will strive to build lasting relationships and show appreciation for their contribution. My leadership will be a positive influence by developing people and equipping others to lead and glorify God (Blackaby and Blackaby, 2011). Since I like to plan, I can assist people in planning and achieve their dreams by focusing on what is important and celebrating their
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