Whether you realize it or not, you are most likely acting out at least some of the principles of servant leadership in your classroom. However, understanding this leadership philosophy that is gaining more and more traction in education (as in other leadership fields) can help you think metacognitively about your role as teacher-leader and service provider to your students and families.
For teachers who want to develop the model of servant leadership in their classrooms, this article provides some practical suggestions to develop the personal and professional habits of the servant leader.
Fortune 500 firms have recognized that servant leadership as a leadership model yields positive results in terms of employee engagement and productivity. Not surprisingly, teachers have always intuited this with regards to their own "followers"...their students. With that in mind, here is an article of everyday things you can do to tap into the leadership model, starting today.
When you're ready to delve into the philosophy and practice of servant leadership, look no further than the official website of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. It provides a wealth of resources that will help you on your journey to becoming a leader who serves first.