Reflective Learner

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Once you have examined your compelling why and established beliefs with your staff, it is important to reflect on your level of knowledge in effective instructional practices in reading. This knowledge is critical in allowing the leader to make decisions that will promote improved student achievement and enable the school administrator to effectively support teacher growth and development.

In order to highlight the importance of the leader being a lead learner and role model, a separate section has been created.The roles of lead learner and literacy leader have been purposefully separated within this document. In order to highlight the importance of the leader being a lead learner and role model, a separate section has been created.

“Understanding literacy development in students and the components of literacy instruction is essential for a leader to be able to participate with confidence in the literacy initiative in the school …. It is important to know where you are before you begin on a journey of discovery.” (Ontario Principals’ Council, 2009, p. 15-16)

Successful school administrators take the responsibility for their own development and are continually learning. A lead learner models for everyone what lifelong learning means. In order to be an effective literacy leader the school administrator needs to know about reading.

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A school administrator works with students on reading strategies.
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A school administrator leads a modelled read with a Prekindergarten class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to Arron Kohlman reflect on his journey as a lead learner.
Interview with Arron Kohlman, school administrator Herbert School.

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