Teacher as Leader
Teachers as Analyst-Designers
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The key strategy of the teacher is to establish effective lead-manager
relationships (rapport) with the students by acknowledging and
contributing to their personal quality world and relating it to
reality both now and in the future. The model below outlines the elements
involved and how they are related in a sound educational (change)
- Teachers operate in working relationships.
- It is usual that neither the teacher nor the student actually
chooses to be in the relationship.
- The nature and success or otherwise, of any relationship is
determined by the way the parties relate.
Thus it is possible
identify each of the possible relationships that teachers use to add to
the quality of life of others. As lead-mangers should
- manage, ie, direct the actions of others
- teach, ie, coach or help others to learn
- counsel & support, ie, provide encouragement, express
- delegate, ie, participate as a friend & allow others to
be their own judge (evaluator, )
There are four basic ways that teachers relate to learners: in
each of these the teacher 'leads' according to the commitment and
confidence of the learner.
Manager: Gets others to do what
Tr: "I want you to learn these things: ...."
me alone, I don't want to do this stuff".
Teacher: Helps others learn
Tr: "I will help
you learn the things you want to learn".
St: "I can help my friends
learn what I already know."
Counsellor: Helps others discover what their
needs are and ways of
meeting those needs.
Tr: "I want
to help you clarify what you want to learn and then
find ways of
St: "Now I know what I am trying to achieve maybe you
help me learn better by..."
Friends: Assist each other to do things, of a
Tr: "I am really interested in what you have
learned and look at
what I've discovered about this too. ..."
"That is interesting. How could we....