From Teacher to Leader: Shift Your Mindset

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.”

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