The Teacher as Servant-Leader Reflects on Pedagogy and Androgogy — An Acts on It!
Proposition 4: Teachers Think Systematically about Their Practice and Learn from Experience.
- As with most professions, teaching requires practitioners to remain open, eager for, and dedicated to the pursuit of continuous growth. Because they work in a field marked by evolving questions and an expanding body of research, teachers possess a professional obligation to become perpetual students of their craft. Accomplished educators seek to expand their repertoires, deepen their knowledge and skills, and become wiser in rendering judgments. They remain inventive in their teaching, recognizing the need to welcome new findings and extend their learning as professionals. Accomplished teachers are ready to incorporate ideas and methods developed by other educators to support their instructional goals—namely, the advancement of student learning and the improvement of their practice. What exemplifies excellence, then, is a reverence for the craft, a recognition of its complexities, and a commitment to lifelong learning and reflection.
- Teachers Make Difficult Choices That Test Their Professional Judgment
- Teachers Use Feedback and Research to Improve Their Practice and Positively Impact Student Learning