- Problem Solver
The first 7 roles are worked on in order to have the synergy of a group in which the parts work best together than when they do it separately.
Consider this communication ladder that we find in any organization:
Where do you think you fit? Where are most of your colleagues? How would you help your co-workers to move towards contact, awareness, involvement and empathy?
Supervision - rooted on the vision that supervisors should "examine" a teacher's classroom looking for "errors". This is historical, and that's why we still have many "snoopervisors".
Effective Supervision - helping teachers to become reflective, well-informed learners and how we communicate with teachers.
Three approaches to Supervision:
- Directive/informational approach
- Collaborative approach
- The self-directed approach
Three barriers to communication with teachers:
- Judging behavior
- Offering unsolicited solutions
- avoiding other's concerns
Session with MaryAnn Christison