Leadership Style

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  1. MissH225

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    An application I am filling out asks what my leadership style is. I am having trouble putting it into words....

    Obviously in the classroom I am in charge and can handle a classroom full of kids. I know how to take charge but I'm not a yeller, though I can be loud when I need to be but I try not to do that. I like to let my students be problem solvers and not automatically" lead them" to the right answer. A calm (but not necesarily silent) classroom is what I have.When adults are around I'm more quiet and introverted. I have no problem sharing ideas or asking questions but I'm more of a listener and then a do then the person up there doing the sharing/putting all the work together.

    Does this make sense? I need help putting my thoughts together...thanks so much! It's been one of those days....
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    OK, fast, finish this sentence:

    In the classroom, I'm a cross between ___ and ___.

    My choices would be Annie Sullivan and Mrs. Cunningham (from Happy Days.) I'll drag you kicking and screaming to understanding, but I'll do it lovingly.
     
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    Does that make any sense???
     
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    See, I would take leadership style to mean leadership with adults. Depending on the school, relationships between staff members is really important. I know that my team works together all the time. We meet at least twice a week to plan, go over data, come up with remediation ideas, etc. These relationships (including the team's leader, which is me this year) are very important in how things run. I would reference an example of previous leadership experiences.
     
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    My leadership style is that a facilitator. The students engage in their learning and problem solve themselves. I'm there just to provide feedback to the students and give them suggestions when they get stuck.
     
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    OH, not me.

    There's a little Alexander Haig in me as well- "I AM IN CHARGE!!!"

    eta: I say that in a very teacher-centered, "Let me tell you how it's done" type of way.
     
  8. MissH225

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    I'd say I'm a little of everything,lol.I am in charge and have that mentality in some situations but I do like my kids to problem solve. I do the teaching yes but the kids do the learning/discovering on their own/with others. I really don't know...haha! In terms of adults I had the most amazing two teams and admin this past school year that of course I voiced concerns/ideas/etc but I also listened a lot as a first year teacher....
     
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    LOL.... I was thinking (for me) Rambo and Happy the Dwarf from Snow White. :)
     

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