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John Thomas
30:07
14 years, Halifax county NC
Melissa Davis
30:18
:) thanks so much!
Kaly McCarthy
31:27
Roles for Teacher Leaders
Ms. DLM
31:30
2 & 3
Yvette Jobe
31:35
Roles for Teacher Leaders
mandyholliday
31:41
Ostacles
Rae Johnson
31:56
Obstacles for Teacher Leadership
Kaly McCarthy
32:21
Instructional Coach
Cynthia Dean
32:24
23 years, Durham Public Schools, NC
Kyle Kester
32:27
District coach
Rae Johnson
32:28
CDC
Yvette Jobe
32:29
BT Coordinator
kdhobbs
32:31
Administration
Cynthia Dean
32:35
eLearning Coordinator
Kristen Kelton
32:41
AP
Alvin Harmon
32:41
Instructional Coach
Ms. DLM
33:06
World Language Dean
John Thomas
33:09
teacher 14 years
Ms. DLM
33:25
21 years
Dori Liller
33:37
21 also
Ms. DLM
34:04
Great!
Dori Liller
36:48
someone who always takes on challenges in your school
Tiffany Grant
36:59
absolutely
kdhobbs
37:11
YES!
Rae Johnson
37:16
Absolutely
Ms. DLM
37:16
Yes
kdhobbs
37:27
How could we not be somewhat disconnected?
Melissa Davis
38:15
When I think about a teacher leader, I think about the teachers I have supervised who is a cheerleader to other developing teachers and they lead with grace. They have positive rapports with their students and their colleagues. They are always learning to be better at what they do.
Tiffany Grant
38:19
Someone who is realistic!
Melissa Davis
38:37
Teachers who are
kdhobbs
38:52
Please describe "Explorers".
mandyholliday
39:36
They still feel the stress but try to handle it well...and admit to being stresses, tired, etc
kdhobbs
39:36
Thanks!
Melissa Davis
42:06
@mandyholliday, I agree…a teacher leader knows their limitations and they are not afraid to admit they are stressed, yet they keep moving forward
Rae Johnson
42:41
Teacher leaders should also present themselves as a learner as well
Tiffany Grant
43:57
Absolutely! Teachers are lifelong learners. :)
Kaly McCarthy
44:54
Yup!
kdhobbs
44:57
Yes
Kristen Kelton
45:04
yes
Sara Juarez
45:05
Definitely!
Tiffany Grant
45:07
I definitely feel overwhelmed and constantly feeling like I’m dropping several balls
Rae Johnson
45:10
yep
Helen Johnson
45:19
obstacle - some teachers just don't realize they are actually leaders...they haven't realized their true potential
Tiffany Grant
45:39
Absolutely Helen!
Helen Johnson
45:43
many of us mentor unofficially anyway....just not realizing it
Dori Liller
45:46
oh no....I must leave to cover a zoom class for a colleague!.....I've really enjoyed this so far
Ms. DLM
45:52
They want followers
kdhobbs
46:23
It is so hard to get your day to day work completed and still have time to focus on motivating staff, building them up and sharing your appreciation of them!
Helen Johnson
46:26
true leadership is authentic...it just comes naturally
kdhobbs
48:12
I agree, but those tools have also been helpful.
Melissa Davis
48:57
All slides used during this session will be made available on our resources page: https://www.ncvps.org/digital-transition
Sara Juarez
48:58
People are in different shape, and offering a solution does not mean others will follow. You maybe doing it all. Then, do we really want to volunteer? You open door, you try to do better, and you may just crash down on your own.
Tiffany Grant
49:26
Exactly Sara
Rae Johnson
49:30
In high school it is easy to become isolated and feel you can't/don't have time to be a "leader." We become consumed with potentially 3 different courses within a semester (planning and teaching), right now some teachers are still remote, teachers see themselves as self-sufficient/adaptable so may not choose to lead or seek for help
Tiffany Grant
50:32
Leadership burnout!
Helen Johnson
50:57
The teacher leader also needs to know when to step back and let someone else pick up the reigns
mandyholliday
52:54
#2 is a good reminder…
kdhobbs
55:14
I also have a problem saying no, but when you ask for volunteers and no one steps up, you feel the need to raise your hand!
Tiffany Grant
55:31
Exactly!
carolina cortes
56:29
You can be a remote leader. Just sending an email letting colleagues know about an strategy/tool you learned about, is an act of leadership.
Ms. DLM
57:29
And also, to be able to make mistakes sometimes
Tiffany Grant
58:26
Will I be a “sales person” or middleman/woman?
Rae Johnson
01:01:44
Go for it!
Ms. DLM
01:01:45
Yes
kdhobbs
01:01:54
Yes
Alvin Harmon
01:01:55
yes
Helen Johnson
01:01:59
She would get a request for: how will that work/what does it look like?
carolina cortes
01:02:00
Yes
Cynthia Dean
01:02:01
maybe
Alvin Harmon
01:02:07
she would still need to follow the standards
Kaly McCarthy
01:02:08
Yes.
kdhobbs
01:02:24
I would need some more information, but if I have to choose yes or no, I will go with yes!
mandyholliday
01:02:25
I guess it depends.. would probable need ore info..
Helen Johnson
01:02:45
Yes...so long as a valid rationale is presented to the admin
Kristen Kelton
01:02:52
If its for student achievement, and meeting the standards
Kaly McCarthy
01:02:55
There has to be a good reason.
Yvette Jobe
01:02:57
No because it impacts benchmark data
Kristen Kelton
01:03:10
Grade level/department meetings
mandyholliday
01:03:17
I think that would have to be discussed with her team…
Helen Johnson
01:03:20
through the admin team...the ELT team...to the CEO
Ms. DLM
01:03:21
She will have to respon some questions first
kdhobbs
01:03:23
Department Meetings
Rae Johnson
01:03:26
Yes they would have the freedom since the final assessment is given at the end of the semester (in a high school)
Jennifer Counterman
01:03:27
Dept. Mtg.
Kaly McCarthy
01:03:46
To the team, admin, and she could share within the district
Tiffany Grant
01:04:24
Make sure she has the data to go along with her sharing
Helen Johnson
01:04:51
if it works well - share the data, student work samples, prove that it works well for our kids
mandyholliday
01:04:54
If it went well I’m sure there would be others that would be interested and could help her share…
kdhobbs
01:04:57
She could share how her instruction enhanced the growth of student achievement, yet share how she met the standards as well.
Rae Johnson
01:04:58
Let her share in her program area dept. meeting and then possibly with the entire faculty---
mandyholliday
01:05:39
Or even if it didn’t go as well as hoped they can discuss improvements
Helen Johnson
01:07:12
they didn't get to have the conversation about how it works, and what it looks like...this is delegation from above
Cynthia Dean
01:07:33
Teacher leaders should have a voice.
Tiffany Grant
01:07:33
Decide and announce
Tiffany Grant
01:08:01
That’s what happened…lol not that I agree with this
Kyle Kester
01:08:05
It depends on the situation. To get but in, teachers and TLs should have a voice
Sara Juarez
01:08:07
The teachers did not have a voice earlier, and that is what I see as an issue.
kdhobbs
01:08:09
I think that it is not a strong model. If they were being asked for input, that is one thing, but to present it as ready for implementation, it may not be well received.
Rae Johnson
01:08:13
Input from the teacher leader group should be shared/considered (if time allows) if the goal is true teacher leadership. Sometimes decisions just have to be made and passed down.
carolina cortes
01:08:32
They could officially share but encouraging is too much
Helen Johnson
01:08:46
this is the wrong way to go about it...my school on some things seeks staff and families input depending on the topic...example when returning to face to face - it took four different surveys over the course of changing infection rates...it just depends on the choice being made
Helen Johnson
01:09:05
YES!!
Tiffany Grant
01:09:12
I would need a little background of why a decision was made. It may help me grapple with the new change a little better
Kyle Kester
01:09:13
We try to implement the plan-do-study-act model
kdhobbs
01:09:14
It puts the Teacher Leaders in a bad place.
Ms. DLM
01:09:15
No everybody was include in that decisionn . It would be easier if other people was involve in that policy.
Kelli Kenner
01:09:27
A more distributive leadership approach would have included the teacher leaders, or even the rest of the faculty in the decision making
Melissa Davis
01:09:32
Sometimes it depends on whether or not the policy change is being pushed at the district level.
Helen Johnson
01:10:21
i'm at a charter school and we have generational families that have gotten used to being involved with a fair amount of choice within the school - again it depends on the subject matter at hand
kdhobbs
01:10:31
It does not build trust and it does not make staff feel heard if they have had no input.
Tiffany Grant
01:10:38
If it’s being pushed by the district, it’s helpful to know that admin hears the voice of the teachers, and try to find ways to make it work
kdhobbs
01:12:16
In order for our profession to be respected, everyone has to do their part. All teachers have to know that we are being looked at as leaders and we all have to act accordingly.
Helen Johnson
01:13:25
teacher leadership also depends on how open the other teachers are to accepting the leadership from their peers
Ms. DLM
01:15:29
The strong professional environment
Helen Johnson
01:15:33
1
Kristen Kelton
01:15:42
strong professional environment
Tiffany Grant
01:15:44
Happy teachers make a happy school
kdhobbs
01:15:44
A strong professional environment
Cynthia Dean
01:15:51
Strong Professional Environment
Rae Johnson
01:15:51
Professional environment
Cynthia Dean
01:16:01
eat the students
Tiffany Grant
01:16:05
haha
mandyholliday
01:16:23
Both!
kdhobbs
01:16:40
If you don't have strong professional environment, how can you grow teacher leaders?
Helen Johnson
01:17:07
invested in the kids is key!!
Sara Juarez
01:17:11
everyone taking the same kind of training, following the same initiative, and strong leadership. A voice coming together for the purpose of a whole community.
mandyholliday
01:17:15
Strong prof Environment leads to teachers that want to lead..
kdhobbs
01:18:00
If your school has a strong professional environment teachers will start out following that lead.
Helen Johnson
01:18:07
determine the overall purpose of each person...if your purpose isn't the betterment of children then...
Rae Johnson
01:18:16
a shared effort in meeting school goals with everyone contributing
Ms. DLM
01:18:33
Respecting the differences of each individual and valuing the richness of everyone in the community.
Melissa Davis
01:19:17
All slides used during this session will be made available on our resources page: https://www.ncvps.org/digital-transition
Melissa Davis
01:20:16
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kdhobbs
01:20:17
Each teacher brings different value to the school. We need to acknowledge that value and share each person's contributions.
mandyholliday
01:20:27
Agreed Ms DLM…we all play different roles in different situations…
Melissa Davis
01:21:23
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Tiffany Grant
01:21:43
Exactly!
Tiffany Grant
01:21:47
Be invested!
Ms. DLM
01:22:01
Thank you
Rae Johnson
01:22:26
Thank you!
Tiffany Grant
01:22:27
Thank you everyone!
Kaly McCarthy
01:22:32
Thank you
Melissa Davis
01:22:54
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Sara Juarez
01:22:59
Thank you so much.
Helen Johnson
01:23:23
Thank you all so much