In this assignment, you will select and analyze three theory-supported leadership models and explain how they could impact teacher leadership. You may select three of the leadership models mentioned in the course or from your own research and compose a 5- to 7-page paper (not including the title and reference pages).
Step 1. Select
Select three theory-supported leadership models you can relate to teacher leadership. Remember, some models are a better fit for effective teacher leadership than others.
Step 2. Research
Use the course readings, presentations, learning objects, and your own research to learn more about the three research-supported leadership models. Take notes on the three models. As you research, consider how each model relates to teacher leadership.
Step 3. Analyze
Analyze the findings about each model and consider how it relates to teacher leadership. For example, if you selected emergent leadership, you may discuss how teachers emerge as leaders and then relate it to your own experience, if applicable.
Step 4. Introduce
Compose 1-2 well-developed introductory paragraphs for a 5- to 7-page analysis paper. Describe teacher leadership and explain how it relates to school vision, goals, and the work of a school. Briefly introduce and define the three selected leadership models.
Step 5. Compose
In the body of the paper, analyze each leadership model and relate it to teacher leadership in general and to your own experience, if appropriate. You will need to decide how to organize your paper, which will depend on the selected models.
For example: You might organize them in the order they appear in a teacher leaderâ€™s growth trajectory: emergent leadership, servant leadership, transformational leadership. Or, you may organize them by your assessment of the level of importance: servant leadership, democratic leadership, and transformational leadership.
Step 6. Conclude
Compose a well-developed summary/conclusion paragraph for your analysis paper. In it, relay how you and your school can use an understanding of theory-supported models to promote teacher leadership.
- How do the selected models support your work as a teacher leader?
Step 7. Reference
Include APA-formatted in-text citations and reference page.
Step 8. Submit
Submit the analysis paper with an APA-formatted title page and reference page.