My Goals On Teamwork And Leadership In The Classroom

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Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King once said, “The beautiful thing about knowledge is that no one can take it from you”. I believe to his to be true because knowledge is an intangible object that is invaluable. Knowledge stays with you for the rest of your life. Teachers are the ones who instill the knowledge and skills that students use for the rest of their lives. As a perennialist teacher my goal is to encourage students to find their own voice, empower students to become critical thinkers, and promote teamwork and leadership in the classroom.
As a teacher one of my goals is for my students to find their own voice. By this I mean that I would like for them to have their own individual thoughts and ideas. One way of doing this is through
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I believe that the best ideas come from a group setting as opposed to individual studies. Collaboration as well as diversity in a group is important when trying to come up with new ideas. That is why it is important for students to become critical thinkers and have their own voice. When students posses these qualities, they are able to contribute to a group or society by sharing their knowledge, ideas, and experience in a positive manner. Also, leadership in group settings is important when trying to organize those ideas to achieve a common goal. Larry Ferlazzo wrote and article published online that begins by quoting a leadership scholar, Warren Bennis, which states "Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it”(2012). He then follows the quote by saying, “You really can 't be a leader without having power, which most dictionaries define as ‘the ability to act’.”(Ferlazzo, 2012). Ferlazzo writes about the different ways to give students the power to be leaders. One of the techniques he states is for the students to teach others(Ferlazzo, 2012). I agree with the author when he states, “Teaching others not only requires students to reread and return to learned material but it also enhances self-confidence and provides good modeling for peers”(Ferlazzo, 2012). Ferlazzo gives us an example on how this technique can be employed in the classroom. The example goes as follows, “Small groups of students can teach short lessons to other small groups, who then reverse roles”(Ferlazzo,

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