Educational Leadership Reflection 12.5.14

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Here’s my third and final essay for this semester at SCSU.  If it helps you or anyone working to enter educational leadership, feel free to share.  Thanks!

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Milestones of the Personalized Internship Project

Introduction

This week marks a major milestone of my Personalized Internship Project (PIP). I worked with my English Language Arts (ELA) team and department supervisors to develop a workshop on protocols for looking at student work, which I rebadged Learning from Student Work (LSW). I assumed responsibility for running the workshop with support from my team. The workshop went well, and I received positive feedback from attendees. Furthermore, my supervisors wrote an e-mail thanking me for my efforts and commending me to the superintendent.

How the Experience Contributed to My Understanding of Leadership

Working with my team and supervisors over the past few months was rewarding and productive. The workshop was the culmination of our collaboration so far, and it was a rewarding experience. Much of my experience so far could be described as learning about leadership. Running the workshop could be considered the actual work of leadership, as I introduced some new concepts to teachers and guided them to begin to make changes in their practice. What I have not studied or experienced to a great degree so far is the edification and camaraderie shared by leaders working together when completing a project. It reminds me of how I feel when a classroom lesson goes well, and reflecting on it is always instructive and satisfying. Leadership studies do not do the emotional and psychological aspects of completed leadership objectives justice. Success breeds success, and I hope to continue to improve my skills and capacity to lead. Continue reading

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Educational Leadership Internship Reflection 10.31.14

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Here’s another reflection on my educational leadership internship through SCSU.  As always, questions, comments, and advices are all very much appreciated.  Thanks!

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Educational Leadership Internship Reflection 10.10.14

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If you follow this blog, you might guess why I haven’t posted in a while.  My study of educational leadership is getting in the way!  I’m serving as an intern this semester through SCSU, and here is my first reflection about the experience.  Anyone else transitioning from classroom teacher to administrator?  Comments are appreciated.

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Reflection on Learning Theories

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Here is a short final paper I wrote for my class in learning theory.  Even though it answers questions posed by a specific writing prompt, I hope it sparks a little discussion here on the blog.  As school winds down, I hope to get back to publishing more about writing fiction, philosophy, and learning.  For now, please let me know if you’d like to further discuss this paper.  Thanks!

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Leadership Self Improvement Plan

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It takes a lot of work to become a good leader!

Here’s an essay I wrote for one of my educational leadership classes at Southern Connecticut State University.  It ties together my study of communication skills, conflict resolution, and a few New Year’s Resolutions to boot.  If you enjoy the essay and find it useful, please let us know in the comments.  Thanks! – Bill

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