This post is week 4 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators! The prompt for this week is: How are you a leader among your peers? How are you a follower among your peers? This is actually I difficult prompt for me because I can’t really put my finger on a specific trait I have when I’m leading or following.
An example of a time when I was a leader for my peers is when I planned field trips for our team. The challenge at doing this was delegating tasks. The problem I have as a leader is I’d like to control everything and plan everything myself even though I know that’s not possible. So something that I tried really hard on this year when leading my peers was to delegate specific jobs to help get things done in a timely manner with less stress. And anyone who has ever planned a middle school field trip knows about stress.
Anytime that I’ve need to follow my peers’ leadership I try my hardest to do whatever tasks I can to the best of my ability. I used to try and acvept any task that was asked of me because I thought that is what was expected, but as I’ve grown I have learmed that I shpuld only accept tasks that I know I will be able to complete with 110% effort given, because it’s better to complete fully one task than to half-attempt five.