Education and School
1. Whether your school is conventional, congenial, or collegial.
2. What type of supervisory climate exists on your campus.
3. Whether your current school leader is conventional, congenial, or collegial.
4. The leadership method and style exhibited in your current setting. Support each identification request above with specific data (behaviors) that defend your analysis. Give detailed examples that will support your content.
Provide a research-based recommendation on strategies that can be employed by leadership in your school to enhance collegiality and collaboration within your school organization. Be …show more content…
The teaching staff is reflective and teachers often look to improve lessons if a student is not comprehending the task or if the outcome is not what the teacher expected. The blame does not solely rest on the student. Teachers in this school are willing to see that not all students learn the same way and differentiation is a must.
This school could easily transform into a school with a congenial climate. Collegiality amongst the teaching staff is already a present concept within this schools setting. The teaching staff already takes the initiative to collaborate with each other on their own time. Teachers have formed a strong bond within grade levels and across grade levels. There are many teachers willing to offer help, advice or model lessons for other teachers. Teacher leadership would be a smooth transition because the leadership within the school already exists. Akert and Martin (2012) state the culture of teacher leadership entails teachers to engage in collaboration, professional dialogue, share ideas and problem solve classroom issues. This occurs within the school, but is not encouraged by the principal. Akert and Martin (2012) also state that a principals’ job is to create a culture in which principals and teachers lead together. The teaching staff is ready and willing to participate in that climate, however the principal is not ready to change her style of leadership. Teacher leadership benefits all.