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Roles and Responsibilities of a Methods and Resource Teacher

ED 6175 : University of New Brunswick

Meaghan McLaughlin

on 5 April 2013

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Collaborate “Leaders foster collaboration and build trust” (Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.20) Leadership “Leadership can happen anywhere, at anytime “(Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.8) Roles and Responsibilities
Method and Resource
Teachers Meaghan McLaughlin
ED 6175
University of New Brunswick Interpersonal
Communication Model Leaders model the way. (Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.15) Training Support/Encourage Co - Teach Recognize and Celebrate Life Long
Learning Specialized
Plan Involvement with Educational Assistants Credible “Genuine acts of caring uplift the spirits and draw people forward” (Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.22) “It’s part of the leader’s job to show appreciation for people’s contributions and to create a culture of celebrating values and victories” (Kouzes & Posner,2007 p. 22) Collaboration and trust
are key components to
effective leadership!
School Wide
Support Communities Parents Teachers Students Student Services
Outside Agencies Collaborate and meet
with parents. Byrd, 2011 states that “many research studies have demonstrated a positive link between parental involvement and student achievement” (p.35) Keep parents informed
Seek suggestions from parents "Work with all those who
have a “stake in the vision”
(Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.20) Contact Agencies/Services
Maintain Positive Raport
Seek Advice
Work with student
service team "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" - Helen Keller Student Strengths
Student Interests
Student Goals Listen Offer advice Seek suggestions Communicate In order to be successful,
educational leadership must
have a sense of "shared" or
"distributed" leadership where all
members have a vision for their
goals. Method and resource teachers
are expected to be active participants
that work towards shared leadership
and a shared vision.
(Rosenbach & Sashkin,2007) Methods and resource
teachers inspire others.
being an effective leader, By these teachers motivate their staff and
peers to become leaders themselves. Inspiration is not always intentional and
it is something that is often "contagious"
in a school setting. Successful leadership
is like a ripple effect as leadership can
start from one person and flow
to their colleagues and peers.
(Rosenbach & Sashkin, 2007) Involve parents
Explain processes "Because parents must be part of the special education process, having them as core members from the start just makes sense" (Byrd, 2011 p.34). View parents as equals and listen to their voices
Blue-Banning et al. (2004) Engage others
through leadership!
Evidence shows that
those who feel they have
more control and are more
engaged in the workforce
will have more success and
they will work harder
each day. To do this, show
interest in others, take steps
to include others, think of their
interest areas and think
of colleagues strengths.
You will engage others if
you are
seeking their advice.
(Morrison, 2013). “Leaders are
help create options and
(Rosenbach & Sashkin,
2007 p. 1) maintain momentum
(Kouzes & Posner, 2007) Effective leaders Dependable Reliable Consistent Honest Trustworthy As a resource teacher,
being credible means
that you are ... Determine what others want! Simplify complex ideas. Listen, consider feelings of others. Respect Co Workers! Act as a liaison between different involved parties. Having background knowledge.... Self reflective ... Confident ... Understanding roles and responsibilities ... Mentor Make informed decisions Know when to take risks Keep goals in mind “Words and deeds must be consistent” (Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.16) Model the groups
core values/beliefs Model proper
behaviors Model leadership Model best practices Provide Opportunities
for Effective Inclusion In-service Workshops Training Mentoring PLC Promote carefully thought
out risk-taking and encourage
others to take on challenges/
go out of their comfort zone
(Rosenbach & Sashkin, p.6) Provide
reassurance Help others make
goals achievable Seek / create
opportunities for
success (Rosenbach & Sashkin, 2007)) Encourage
others to act Provide praise Recognize strengths Be physically present Listen Recognize
hard work Celebrate Achievements Acknowledge
dedication Thank
co-workers Share
success stories “Try, fail, learn. Try, fail, learn.
Try fail learn” (Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.20) “They are willing to step out into the unknown”
(Kouzes & Posner, 2007 p.18) Stay current Search for opportunities Expand background knowledge
Learn and apply theory
Grow Read! Reflect Grow Understand current
best practices, interventions and
assistive technologies Collaborate with small
groups of students Collaborate
with individual
students Collaborate with classroom teacher to implement SEP Help to create SEP Monitor the effectiveness of the SEP Support inclusion
in the classroom Conferencing Co-plan Help deliver the
to all students including
students on an SEP

Develop materials to
support inclusion “ Parents, as their child’s first educator, have an important role to play in the development and implementation of an educational plan for students with exceptionalities” (Department of New Brunswick, 2002 p.6). Network
- communicate with other
method and resource teachers or professionals Manage and Attend
Meetings Schedule / placements Supervise In-service training Support Evaluate/Provide
feedback Help plan differentiated instruction Be an
for students! Make roles and responsibilities clear Resolve conflicts Collaborate Transition Meetings New Kindergarten
Students New Students
to the School Problem Solving Meetings Members of the
School Team Members from
District Office Parent Meetings Proactive Update Seek Advice Student Service Meetings Invite student service team Active participant Identify strengths and goals for student achievement Update plan throughout the year Be professional and advocate for student rights Create a shared vision for the SEP "By definition, teachers are life-long learners.
Mutual support provides you with opportunities
to engage in life-long learning by broadening
and expanding your existing expertise related to the needs of students - all students. " (Department of Education, 2005) Direct
Service to Students Indirect Services
Direct Services
Professional Development
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