Learning to Lead Effectively. Math Teacher Leader Training April 2010. Laura Maly Astrid Fossum Pandora Bedford Cynthia Cuellar Rodriguez. Learning Intention. We are learning to internalize Fullan’s components for leadership in order to achieve desired results.
Math Teacher Leader Training
Cynthia Cuellar Rodriguez
The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership (MMP), an initiative of the Milwaukee Partnership Academy (MPA),is supported with funding from the National Science Foundation.
As you watch the video clip, look for characteristics of effective coaching.
Turn and talk with a partner.
As you reflect on your own listening blocks, describe any challenges you encountered in your learning focused conversations over the last month.
How have you addressed your personal blocks to understanding?
The pace of a conversation affects both the emotional and intellectual climate. …The fast pace of our world tends to support the belief that there is a relationship between speed and intelligence. However, complex thinking takes and requires time.
Lipton & Wellman, 2003
With your partner, create each of the four types of paraphrases for the following example:
I am really having a hard time writing learning intentions. I don’t see what the difference is between this and the objective in the book.
How will this experience help you be a more effective leader?
Using Fullan’s Leadership Framework as a guide, write a scenario that describes a professional development you will facilitate in the next month, which exemplifies each of the components in the framework.
Be prepared to share this as part of the learning focused conversation at the May MTL meeting.
We will know we are successful when we are able to identify Fullan’s components and paraphrase colleagues big ideas.
How do you see the coaching skills of listening and paraphrasing connected with your personal leadership capacity?