Administration and Supervision:
Consider the Child's Point of View
Imagine a program with pedagogical leadership in place. Not just as an afterthought or hit-and-miss effort squeezed in among the countless administrative and supervisory tasks. But real guidance and ongoing dialogue! How might the outcomes for the staff and children be different?
Consider how a child might describe his or her experience in a program in which all staff benefit from consistent pedagogical leadership as part of their daily practice.
Margie Carter describes pedagogical leadership in this way:
"Pedagogical leaders study and guide the teaching and learning process in their program. They keep everyone focused on the remarkable children in their midst and how teachers can learn from them when they carefully observe, listen, and study their documentation together. Pedagogical leaders question, provoke and support possibilities for children and teachers to engage in relationships and investigations that bring joy and new learning for both of them."