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    Teaching Philosophy

    William Allan Kritsonis, PhDProfessor

    PhD Program in Educational LeadershipHall of Honor (2008 )

    William H. Parker Leadership AcademyThe Whitlowe R. Green College of Education

    Prairie View A&M UniversityMember of the Texas A&M University System

    Prairie View, TexasVisiting Lecturer (2005)

    Oxford Round TableUniversity of Oxford, Oxford, England

    Distinguished Alumnus (2004 )

    College of Education and Professional StudiesCentral Washington University

    Introduction

    Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.-Albert Schweitzer (1875 1965)

    My teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of integrity, collaborating,communicating, empowering others, and the importance of passion in leading people. I strive to

    help learners accept ownership and responsibility for their learning. Learners must see a teacher of integrity, who exhibits self-awareness and appreciates the importance of collaboration andcommunication. I have developed belief statements that reflect my philosophy of teaching.

    Number One: I believe in teaching with integrity.

    I believe that all stakeholders should trust and believe that their teachers will makedecisions in the best interest of learners. People should know that the teacher stands by what theysay and can be counted on to deliver. I believe integrity builds trust, a must for a successfulteacher. The teacher displays integrity, develops credibility, and by doing so builds a solidreputation.

    Number Two: I believe in collaborating.

    Vince Lombardi once said, Individual commitment to a group effort that is whatmakes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. I believe a teacher isguided by a vision that drives the mission, goals, and objectives of an organization. I believe that

    by working together, the vision for all aspects of schooling will be accomplished. I believe ateachers primary responsibility is to collaboratively work with individuals, listen to them and

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    Number Seven: The Keys to a Life Well Lived

    Finally, I believe a teacher takes care of those they love and letting them know they areloved. This involves determination, self-discipline, and active attention to developing and

    refining a conscience to whose promptings you can respond. I believe the teacher honors the profession. I believe the teacher is dedicated to his calling by trying to do honorable work. I believe the teacher is willing to master the ethics of the profession. I believe the teacher mustshow enthusiasm and enjoy life. Enjoy life, its ungrateful not to, said Ronald Reagan .

    Source: The Wall Street Journal, Saturday/Sunday, June 21 22, 2008, A9. Peggy Noonan A Lifes Lesson .

    References

    Anderson, M. (2005). The essence of leadership . Naperville, IL: Simple Truths.

    Anderson, M. (2007). You can't send a duck to eagle school: And other simple truths of leadership . Naperville, IL: Simple Truths.

    Anderson, M., & Feltenstein, T. (2007). Change is good...you go first: 21 ways to inspirechange . Naperville, IL: Simple Truths.

    Anderson, P. (2007). Great quotes from great leaders . Naperville, IL: Simple Truths.

    The Wall Street Journal, Saturday/Sunday, June 21 22, 2008, A9. Peggy Noonan A Lifes Lesson .