Taking Stock

Some significant learning moments from the Fall Term…

Pro-seminar: School Leadership (Janice Jackson) – inspiration from Yo-Yo Ma’s commencement address at Williams College. Coming across Deal and Peterson’s Eight Roles of Symbolic Leaders, Rooke and Torbert’s 7 Transformations of Leadership.

Practicum on Leadership in Nontraditional Settings (Lee Teitel) – use of protocols, forming a network and learning to rely on feedback, becoming more reflective and meta-cogniizant. Also see Primary Source practicum placement.

Primary Source – practicum placement at a nonprofit organization that promotes global education by providing professional development for teachers. Documenting and showcasing the learning that is taking place in the classroom as a result of teacher training and professional development. Coordinating Japan Study Tour for maximum impact in the classroom.

Inquiry: Educating for the Unknown (David Perkins) – stretching my mind to think about education of the future. Re-reading Five Minds for the Future. Writing two articles: The How of Global Education: from Culture of Competition to Culture of Sharing and Networks of Schools for Global Understanding: a survey of network structures that link together global citizens of tomorrow.

Independent Secondary Schools (Tom Hassan) – studying under the incoming Principal of Phillips Exeter Academy. Using the Harkness Table and studying about practical aspects of independent secondary school management. Studying leadership style at the Loomis Chaffee School (see below).

FEP (Field Experience Program) – internship at the Loomis Chaffee School, creating recommendations for the Admissions Office and observing leadership style of new Head, Sheila Culbert. Applying Deal and Peterson’s Eight Roles of Symbolic Leaders to analyze how the Head leads through understanding culture and helping shape its course.

School visits: Academy of Pacific Rim, MATCH School, Loomis Chaffee School, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols.

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