Covey Discussion : LUSENET : M.Ed./International Falls : One Thread

I found the Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen R Covey to be unique in it's own way. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a life time." I can relate this statement to my own life and present classroom as an educator. Their is always that student who will ask and expect someone to reveal the answer on a assignment this is the person receiving only the fish. As an educator it is my responsibility to teach my students how "to fish". Students must play an active role in the learning process through this process they become capable young men and women who can rely on themselves to provide a future of success and happiness. Another topic was the top down vs the bottom up leadership control. This is a topic that needs to be addressed in schools today. Although leadership seems to be based on a top down technique with the superintendent making the important and final decision, leadership in schools should be based on a bottom up technique. Ideally teachers need to listen to the students, principles should listen to the teachers ideas, superintendants listen to the priniciples, and the school board should listen to the community in the process of making important decisions concerning the school. The main objective of education is to meet the needs of the students while allowing them to learn to their full capacity. In order to make this happen we need to listen to the students and work from there.


-- Anonymous, November 11, 1998

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