LE One Summary

Reading Leadership

On Becoming Reading Leaders. . .

In LE One we focused on Reading Leadership. There are leadership opportunities in the classroom and beyond. The Reading Specialist course encourages you to think beyond the classroom and to consider leadership opportunities in working with colleagues, parents and board-wide.

These are some of the big ideas from this LE:

  • What is leadership and what does it mean for you?
  • Leadership styles--what's yours?
  • Mentoring
  • How to demonstrate reading leadership

A Few of Your Thoughts on Reading Leadership. .

I believe that working with others, co-teaching, mentoring and collaboration are essential in creating effective schools, successful teaching practices and valuable learning.

I am the type of leader who develops trust and respect from students and staff by demonstrating care towards others, participating in ongoing professional learning and adhering to a professional practice.

Leaders. . . instill a sense of trust among group members.

It takes courage, determination, enthusiasm, collaboration and

dedication to become a strong leader.

It doesn't matter what you do, it just matters that you are there to help lead and show the staff ways that they can improve their reading programs.

A good leader has keen respect for all staff members; understanding that they are only one piece of the puzzle.

Overall, reading leadership promotes a love of literature and establishes life-long, confident readers.

My role as a leader is to act as a facilitator to change.

Remember as Reading Leaders that it may be better to do each step carefully and correctly than to make sweeping transformations poorly. What is one change that you can make in your classroom right now?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams

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