SESSION REFLECTION FOR EDUC 6604 ADMINISTRATOR INTERN Student Name: Marcus R. Tinajero Session Reflection Number: #2 Reflection entry for this session: What are the implications of thinking at high cognitive levels and making connections for my campus? The implications of thinking at high cognitive levels and making connections for my campus are for my students to be well instructed to achieve this my teachers need all the resources that they can access in turn for the success of the students. It is impossible to think that you can have a successful campus if your students and teachers do not have the necessary tools such as technology, professional development (adequate one at that), textbooks or any other resources that will only enhance the overall success. In the end student success is the end goal and the implications of achieving this means change set by you as the leader and know what things needs as an instructional leader will need to be shown so your team can successfully prepare your students. What is my responsibility as an instructional leader in this area? While my responsibilities are vast, the most essential I believe is to build school climate and shape in such a way that school culture makes the school the best it can be and take it beyond that; it is also one of my duties is to make sure that at all times the community feels involved and as well as maintain my involvement actively in the community abroad. It is my fiduciary duty as a serving instructional leader to render recourses, time, talent, and effort so that my VP’s and teachers as well as staff are competent enough to make the school successful. In the end it is my job to do whatever it takes to achieve student success. It is equally important to remember that success cannot be achieved alone on the merits of one person rather it takes a unified team to accomplish this responsibility. What are some opportunities for professional growth in this area? Some opportunities for professional growth can be to attend seminars, keep current with the latest research, as well as take account always what your school climate is like on a daily basis. In order for a principal to be effective he/she has to be on the floor almost every day, setting the tone for the school while leading by example. I think one of the things that helps you grow professionally is just getting into that position and getting the hang of the ropes. Being a communicator is essential for growth both verbally and written as well as being able to go out get some of the latest techniques and as well being able to stay up with current trends of students such as in their movies, music, icons, so forth. In the end just being current on literature, PD, roaming your halls, and helping your teachers are the opportunities you can afford yourself for growth in this area.