Summary: This article focuses on the needed shift in mindset when a teacher becomes a leader. The author shares some thoughts about how to work with others to encourage reflection and as well as the growth mindset.
Source: Starr Sackstein, Education Week, August 1, 2017
Categories: Leadership Qualities, Mindset, Positive Relationships, Teacher Collaboration, Professional Development
“Every teacher is a leader in his/her own right, but when it comes time to work with primarily adults in a leadership position for the benefit of students, growing talent is more nuanced. After spending 16 years in the classroom, cultivating a deep respect for the learning process and growth mindset of “my kids,” I’ve learned to let go, let them lead, and artfully address needs and concerns, invisibly from a position of expertise.”