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.
This article highlights a variety of ways teachers are leading their profession. The National Education Association is leading the charge to give teachers a variety of opportunities to lead their profession.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.