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Boyd-Dimock, V. & McGree, K. M. (N.D.)  Leading Change from the Classroom: Teachers as Leaders. SEDL. 

As the movement to restructure schools continues, teachers are increasingly being called upon to provide leadership in schools. This  article  describes what teacher leaders do, stories from the field, and the conditions necessary for teacher leadership to occur.

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Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium. (N.D.) Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Leadership by teachers is essential to meeting the needs of students and supporting education professionals.  The Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium developed these standards to promote and support teachers leadership  as a vehicle to transform schools for the 21st century.


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Public Impact. (2014) Teacher-led Professional Learning: To Reach Every Student with Excellent Teachers-Defining Teacher- Leader Roles. Chapel Hill, NC.

This report defines a variety of roles for teachers as leaders and provides a teacher leader job characteristics checklist. Some information is provided about Opportunity Culture Schools and their principles.

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Ingersoll, R. M. (2007) Short on Power, Long on Responsibility. Educational Leadership.

This article describes the flaw with the belief that improving teaching is just about accountability when in fact teachers have very little control over their work.  If we are to “upgrade teacher quality” then we must allow them to have more control of their work.

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Kaplan, C., Chan, R., Farbman, D., Novoryta, A. (n.d.) Time for Teachers: Leveraging Expanded Time to Strengthen Instruction and Empower Teachers.  The National Center on Time and Learning.

This report/case study explores six specific practices that highly effective schools utilize.  Practices explored in this report include: collaborative planning, embedded professional development, summer trainings, data analysis, coaching, and peer observation.

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Danielson, C. (2007). The Many Faces of Leadership. Educational Leadership; ASCD.

Building a collaborative school culture is not possible without the help of effective teacher leaders. In this research report, the author explains the power of good teacher leadership in building collaboration and provides several conditions that promote leadership.

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Lummis, B. and Gallagher, S. (2011). Using Additional Teacher Collaboration Time to Improve Student Achievement. West Ed.

This online webinar by Ben Lummis and Sarah Gallagher with the National Center on Time & Learning presents material on how to provide time for collaboration.  This is a part of the Schools Moving Up expanded learning time webinar series.