Standard 1: Working with Adult Learners
Fostering a Collaborative Culture to Support Educator Development and Student Learning
As a teacher leader, I aim to stay current in adult learning theory and use that knowledge to create a community of collective responsibility within our school. In promoting this collaborative culture among fellow teachers, administrators, and other school leaders, I ensure improvement in educator instruction and, consequently, student learning.
As a teacher leader, I:
a) Utilize group processes to help colleagues work collaboratively to solve problems, make decisions, manage conflict, and promote meaningful change;
b) Model effective skills in listening, presenting ideas, leading discussions, clarifying, mediating, and identifying the needs of self and others in order to advance shared goals and professional learning;
c) Employ facilitation skills to create trust among colleagues, develop collective wisdom, build ownership and action that supports student learning;
d) Strive to create an inclusive culture where diverse perspectives are welcomed in addressing challenges; and
e) Use knowledge and understanding of different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and languages to promote effective interactions among colleagues.