146: Ask, Listen, Repeat

Leading others can be difficult, but with some guidance, teacher leaders can not only hone their own craft but build capacity in those that they lead. By using a cyclical process of asking questions and listening to the answers, teacher leaders can uncover potential obstacles those they lead are facing before helping a teacher implement a new skill. Tune in for tips and strategies to ask, listen and repeat!

Quotables

  • Use the power of the people to make an impact
  • Listen undistracted
  • Help kiddos get to rigorous levels of understanding by questioning, not telling them how to get there
  • To be knowledgeable doesn’t mean you are talkative
  •  Teach them to fish; don’t feed them fish
  • A true leader learns alongside their team
  • That is strong leadership- a leader leading without taking the reins
  • Don’t expect perfection

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I am an educator of almost a decade, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.