Sunday, December 2, 2012

Summary of C4T#4

Moving From Newsletters to Blogs – My Presentation-That-Never-Was at #EC0012 was an excellent slideshow posted by Erin Paynter. The points that he stressed throughout his slideshow are really important for teachers that use and the ones that are still undecided whether they want to use Blogger.  The whole idea of this slideshow is to demonstrate how blogging can increase parent and student engagement. After viewing this informative slideshow, I informed Mr. Paynter through a comment stating that he presented good information and that I believe that using blogger can stop numerous situations where parents are confused about grades, assignments, and what their child will be learning daily. Also, I informed him of my experience using Blogger in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama.

The next post that I viewed from Erin Paynter blog was a very interesting post titled, “ Responsive Leadership”. This post was about some of the main ideas that Erin Paynter thought were extremely important that she heard from Sir John Jones speech. She explained that responsive leadership was the one idea that stuck with her from his speech.  She expressed how she was a leader at her school.  Ms. Paynter informed me on how she responds to her staff so that they are the best that that can be. These two things were motivation and capacity.  She informed me on four ways that leaders could support their staff.

The four ways were:

Highly motivated with a high level of capacity results in a leader that create conditions to pursue professional growth, creativity, etc.

Highly motivated with low level of capacity results in a leader that takes on the role of a coach.

Low level of motivation with a high level of capacity results in a leader that needs to inspire his staff.

Low level of motivation with a low level of capacity results in a leader that needs to be more direct in their expectations.

I told Ms. Paynter in a comment that I’m going to share this blog post with a few important leaders that I know and how I’m going to use this post in my future of coaching.

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