Week 5 – Discussion 2
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Role as a Teacher-Leader or Teacher-Researcher?
Your written response to this discussion prompt assesses your ability to evaluate the role of teacher-leaders and teacher-researchers. This discussion also supports your achievement of Course Learning Outcome 3.
Initial Post: Post an initial response that addresses the following areas:
Read Phelps’ (2008) article titled ”Helping teachers become leaders.” In this discussion forum, you will reflect upon your own leadership skills.
Choose one of these options (You can respond to both and/or synthesize your thinking around both concepts in order to further advance your thinking):
- Option A:According to Danielson’s framework (as cited in Phelps, 2008), what are the three areas of teacher-leaders’ influence? For each area, describe your leadership capacity. Which area do you see as your strength and why? Which area is your weakest and why?
- Option B:According to Lieberman and Miller (as cited in Phelps, 2008), what are the three main roles of teacher/educational-leader? For each role, describe your own leadership capacity. Which role fits you the best and why? Which role is most foreign to you and why?
Guided Response: Answer any follow-up questions your instructor may have for you after reading your post. Read your classmates’ posts and respond to at least three of them. Add to their reflections by making connections or suggestions. Share specific examples from your own personal and professional experiences.
Though two replies are the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and application of the material, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you (including your instructor) before Day 7. This ongoing engagement in the discussion will deepen the conversation while providing opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with this topic.