As a teacher, you are naturally a leader in the classroom. I remember when I began the FPU teaching credential program one key point I recall that has stuck with me over the years has been the idea of being a lifelong learner. Therefore while reflecting on Kouzes & Posner’s explanation on Practice, “The truth is that the best leaders are the best learners...You have to have passion for learning in order to become the best learner you can be.” Truth be told that is why I initially applied for the graduate degree in hopes of expanding my learning to be the best teacher I can be.
My second action of remaining humble/human will come very natural to me due to my personality and general temperament. From when I first started reading this book, I have reflected on the leaders that I have admired the most and in my reflection noticed that the shared characteristic was their humility. These individual sought to work with their constituents for a common goal or vision, and were not consumed by the title or power that may be associated with leadership. It is in our humility that leaders are able to remain focused on the task/goal at hand. Therefore as a leader, I would like to carry this mentality throughout my career in order to inspire my constituents and work together to allow our actions to speak for themselves.