Liz Anderson

Thoughts on learning, leading and living.

Leading

Words Matter
-Why I am a ‘Learning Opportunity Facilitator’

As I set up my classroom at the start of the school year I placed the same poster on my door as I had many Septembers before, which announced to all that ‘You Are About to Enter a Learning Zone’.

As I set out to get ‘REAL’ with my students and myself, I started to examine and question my role in this learning zone that I sought to create. Since I believe that the words we use matter I looked at the definitions of what I had been identifying myself as.

First, teacher.

Next, educator.

Finally, leader.

None of these words adequately described the role I feel I need to play to ensure achievement success for each of my students.

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