In today’s society, the definition of leadership is ever-changing and is always being improved. As a leader, my mission is to treat everyone equally and give them the respect they deserve. This semester was very challenging, but my leadership skills have improved. As a leader, my roles play a significant part in the lives of my constituents. I am eager to say, but I enjoyed every moment of my volunteer experience as a prospective Certified Student Leader (C.S.L).
It has helped me to experience new things and change my way of thinking; it has helped me to become more direct, open and sincere; and it has introduced me to new, interesting, and wonderful people. Through The leadership program, I have experienced many different things and have been introduced to new and different ways of thinking. The new and different experiences I had include working on a community service project with 25 of my peers (with help from our instructors and mentors) and working on an individual leadership project. The numerous and diverse speakers that taught the class each week brought with them unique perspectives. The speaker that I found most enlightening was Lance Brunner because his presentation awakened new emotions in me.
This program has taught me how to be a great teacher, how to construct lessons and procedures, how to make my classroom a safe and positive learning environment to my students, and it has helped me in my own life. I have learned how to not be judgmental of people I meet. I have really matured from this program and it has taught me to be professional with everything I do. I know from taking this class I am prepared for the classes I will be taking at college. This program has offered me so many great opportunities like volunteering at different places and doing internships at local Elementary schools.
Although I already had some ideas of uncommon sense that I believed in before reading Mayher’s book, reading the book has broadened my knowledge in uncommon sense teaching. My past experiences in school have definitely shaped my own personal beliefs on how teachers should teach and run their classroom and reading Mayher supported my beliefs. Uncommon sense is a belief that could be used in any classroom from an elementary class to graduate class in college. It seems to be the most effective way for students to learn and even makes the leaning experience more fun for the teacher as well as the
Being a leader means having the power to positively influence others, making the main goal easier to accomplish and having a more effective result. A successful leader must have a passion for what they are doing because although it can be done without passion, I believe that with motivation, new ideas are thought up and people are more driven to do it. The work needed to be done becomes more elaborate, and the overall presentation of the project is sharper and more appealing to people. This is how a true leader can lead a group, and with passion can turn an idea into a project. I have been in multiple leadership roles throughout my life.
Leader is a person that has wonderful and powerful characteristics and leading the people in a right direction. I have discussed many characteristics of the leader in the class. Mr. Alan is a very nice person that gave us new thoughts and learning about leadership. During last week, we played a game to understand better concepts of leadership. I think that this game is very helpful and important to point of view leadership.
Our leadership abilities will help us get to the point where we want to be and this is why Concordia provides these classes for their students. My professor has shared so much of his life with us and makes me feel like it 's easy to open up inside of the classroom. Being a leader is easier when you know the people around you and know that you are accepted for who you are. This life and leadership class makes me feel like I am accepted. I can only think my peers, professors, and Concordia University for helping me realize these attributes that I possess, and enabling me to bring them out and use
Personal Examples of Participatory Leadership On projects I have taken the lead on, I have always valued input from other employees. This assumes the fact that the employee is competent in their area, and have a willingness to share ideas with management. I encourage active participation, and I am often surprised at some of the answers that have come out of collaborative meetings. When employees feel at ease to share their ideas, genuinely good things
Sharing simple things about our lives can be used as a tool when teaching. I feel that students can overcome obstacles they have experienced in their lives and begin to find many successes that encourage them to be the best that they can be. One of the biggest ways I think children find success is when their curiosity creates creativity “getting the wheels turning”. During my undergraduate program at Piedmont College, I observed in many classes in which it was clear the students had a variety of abilities and skills. While observing techniques that the teachers utilized I learned that there is a great deal of strategy involved in teaching, mentoring and guiding
Teaching is both a mentally and psychologically rewarding career. I have always felt the need to help people to reach their goals and it has made me feel better about myself in turn. I am drawn to being a leader and I feel like I am someone who others can easily look up to. Being a teacher would be a challenging task, but I feel like the satisfaction I would receive from helping others would be well worth the hours spent. All the teachers I have had in my life have been extremely helpful and dedicated to helping not only myself, but also others who were willing to learn, be the best that we could be.