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Teachers as Leaders Who Engage, Inspire and Embolden

Connecting authentically with learners, enlarging the context of language learning, and cultivating a culture that promotes courage in the classroom are keys to creating an environment for successful language learning and peace education.

Margie Warrell in this article in Forbes on leadership is speaking of leaders in business organizations, but it speaks directly to language teachers working for peacebuilding in their contexts as well.

What would engaging, inspiring, and emboldening look like in your teaching context?

Source: Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks – Forbes

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About clwoelk

Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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3 thoughts on “Teachers as Leaders Who Engage, Inspire and Embolden

  1. I like this simple infographic. I realized that the first step for many of us might be to be sure we can be those things ourselves. One thing I continually struggle with as a teacher is “emboldening” when I am so timid myself as a language learner. How can I help my students know that it’s ok to make some mistakes, and it’s good to try, when I’m not willing to do that myself most of the time? One of those “amen, ouch!” moments.

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    Posted by abigailjlong | March 29, 2016, 11:25 am
    • For sure! I think that’s one key reason language teachers also really need to be learning a language. Otherwise it’s easy to say “be courageous” but not truly understand what that’s like when you’re on the learning end.

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      Posted by clwoelk | March 29, 2016, 11:29 am
  2. I like your graphic and could not agree more that when students are engaged and inspired it emboldens them to take risks.

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    Posted by lauriewoodwardauthor | March 29, 2016, 12:29 pm

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Cheryl Woelk is coordinator of Language for Peace and specializes in language and peace education in multicultural contexts. She holds an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, USA. Cheryl currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her spouse and son.

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