CONVENER(S): JONATHON WOLFF
PARTICIPANTS: TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:
The following attributes were discussed as important components in fostering leadership among school communities (including students).
Jonathon began the discussion with a "story" to remind all of us to reflect on the three-period lesson and also on the "leaders" of the classroom and to ask ourselves: Are students facilitating/giving lessons in your classroom, or is the Teacher in control with ALL lessons. We reviewed the concepts of Montessori education relevant to this them.
Components the group found important to build leadership among all members of the school community include the following:
. Trust . Integrity . Time and space . Input from Others . Vision . Setting principles/expectations . Model appropriate leadership . Students as Mentors . Spiritual preparation of the Person . Students Presenting Lessons . Importance of Building Relationships with those whom you work with . Be Proactive with information . Reflective Active Listening . Set up Feedback Opportunities . Role Model . Courage to be Imperfect . Step Back and Let others Do