Character Analysis: The Multiplier Effect

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After reading the first few chapters of The Multiplier Effect (Wiseman, 2013), and reflecting on the focus of being a liberator in my school, I have realized that making mistakes is acceptable if you can learn from them. No one is without mistakes or accidents, but if you can become aware of a potential personal weakness in a certain area or a character trait that can be focused upon, the mistake becomes an experience to understand yourself in the future.
When I reflect on mistakes I have made throughout my teaching career, there are several that come to mind in which I have learned from, and have made me a better teacher.
First, I remember a time, and there still are times occasionally, when I find myself acting somewhat like a “tyrant.”
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If I assume a role as a teacher leader or instructional coach in the future, I need to act how I would want my colleagues to act when I was facilitating or leading a staff meeting or presentation. Being a positive and appropriate role model is important for a teacher leader. I am consistently contributing to meetings that I participate in, but have made the mistake of allowing disengagement or distractions allow me to become disrespectful or insolent during these junctures. I learned that when teachers are together, they can be as disengaged and unfocused as the students we have concerns about, so we need, as teacher leaders, to employ the same engaging techniques and strategies we would use with our students to make sure the meeting has a meaningful purpose and that we achieve our desired …show more content…
A liberator “offers choice and space for others to contribute, demand people’s best work, and generates rapid learning cycles” (Wisemen, 2013, p. 53). I know I possess these qualities, but will continue to work on giving students and colleagues more choice and space for them to contribute to tasks in which I am involved. An effective teacher leader should be able to make mistakes, but also be aware and learn from them so they can use those learning experiences to enhance their own reflection and understanding of themselves throughout their leadership

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