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Educational Leadership
October 2011 (Vol 69, No. 2)
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/current-issue.aspx

Inventory of Teaching Styles:

Expert: 3
Authority: 3.125
Model: 3.375
Facilitator: 4.75
Delegator: 3.75

I was very interested to complete this survey. I have completed many surveys about learning styles but have never seen one that is focused on my teaching style. Some of the questions were a bit difficult because the course that I teach is so specific. The course format is a more coaching (one on one rather than an instructor with a class of many students). Additionally, the department and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing also set many of the requirements for this course. So I did feel that some of my answers were influenced by this. I felt that some of my answers might have been different if the course I was teaching was different. I was surprised that my score for "Modeling" was so high. Modeling is not part of what I do since my interaction with students is to observe their teaching. I do model certain requirements such as professionalism in my dress and manners so that might account for how I responded to those questions. I would also have liked to have the definitions of these categories so that I could be sure I understood what the authors meant by an "Expert" or "Delegator."

Questions:
  1. What are the questioning strategies that can most effectively help students think more critically about their own work?
  2. How can I (as the coach) ask questions that would promote deeper analysis of the students' own learning?