What is a "Teacher Leader"?

 

 

able to see big picture... flexible/able to change their practice - effective communicator - good listener -facilitator - able to think on their feet - committed/passionate/reflective

 

life long learner

 

someone who can model/mentor in their discipline for other teachers and admin.

 

someone who is passionate about their work as an arts educator

 

everyone needs to define for self in multiple contexts: class, school, state, national…

 

someone willing to share and be flexible, willing to try new things + take risks... willing to jump in.

 

someone with vision and abilities –communication skills -may not know it!

 

stand up for principles and advocate!

 

identify your strengths and those being led

 

someone with desire to improve and willing to face new changes.-an engaged learner-aware of

strengths and weaknesses

 

needs sense of purpose and guidelines as to how to fill that purpose

 

share in multiple ways; “talking about” isn’t always best

 

how evolved... where going… not a recipe

 

importance of developing your voice as a TL

 

be a facilitator

 

focused on student growth & well-being- student centered!

 

share your experience and engage the participants and provide resources

 

realistic expectations for self and community

 

modeling and giving good examples

 

needs to be animated/enthusiastic (especially as a teacher with kids) 

 

 

Call us:

207.287.2750

Write us: 

Maine Arts Commission

Attn: Martha Piscuskas

193 State Street, 25 SHS

Augusta, Maine 04333-0025

E-mail us: 

Martha Piscuskas: martha.piscuskas@maine.gov

Argy Nestor: meartsed@gmail.com

Catherine Ring: ms.catherinering@gmail.com

Rob Westerberg: mainellama4@gmail.com

~ The Maine Arts Leadership Initiative is a program of the Maine Arts Commission ~