Learning to Listen (Educational Leadership Article)

May 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

The theme of the May issue of Educational Leadership is Lifting Leaders, and one of the articles is titled Learning to Listen by Shane Safir – and it is also available to read for free, here.

From page 17 : “Listening is at the heart of school transformation. It’s the one skill that allows leaders to connect across racial, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic differences; to gather rich data on the front lines of change; to build staff capacity through reflective questions; and to drive reform through the power of relationships. This simple shift in approach—from telling to asking, from expert to learning leader, from hero to host of meaningful dialogue—can help leaders close the gap between their vision and their day-to-day actions.”

The author describes 5 reasons to implement a learning leadership model:

  1. Listening helps us tune in to dominant narratives and shift them.
  2. Listening helps us keep our finger on the pulse of complex change.
  3. Listening helps leaders stay true to their values in the face of pressure.
  4. Listening helps leaders model humanity and compassion in the face of trauma.
  5. Listening helps us reimagine data and bring student voice into the equation

Check it out! TDSB teachers can contact the Professional Library to request a full copy of the article of any of the others  that are not so free.

Rowan

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