Release on 2010-01-19 | by Teach For America,Steven Farr
The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap
Author: Teach For America,Steven Farr
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities. Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.
The phenomenon of teacher leadership in changing schools is explored in this book. Following a foreword by Robert McClure and an introduction by Carol Livingston, part 1 provides an indepth examination of teacher leadership as it exists in practice and of teachers' aspirations. The five chapters are based on a series of independent case studies conducted in the United States and Canada. All the case studies share a focus on the nature and contribution of teacher leadership in school change. They include: "Working Together: Teacher Leadership and Collaboration," by Patricia A Wasley; "Empowerment through Leadership: In the Teachers' Voice," by Carolyn Fay; "Becoming a Change Facilitator: The First-Year Experience of Five Teacher Leaders," by Ann Kilcher; "Teacher Leadership in a Renewing School," by Lynne Miller; and "Leading, Learning, and Leaving," by Susan Walters with Cynthia Guthro. In part 2, two advocates for teacher collaboration and leadership in learning-centered schools reflect on the previous chapters. Integrating theory and practice concerns, they outline current knowledge on teacher leadership and speculate on its future. Their contributions include "Teacher Leadership: What Are We Learning?" by Ann Lieberman; and "A Vision of Teacher Leadership," by Eliot Wigginton. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
The essential guidelines for leading effective change in your school From an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. The author outlines the everyday acts of teacher leadership and shows how to lead effectively through collaboration. The book also contains suggestions for leading change beyond the classroom. Discusses what works when taking on the role of teacher leader in a school Contains proven strategies and tools for implementing school change Includes activities in each chapter that are teacher-tested and can be used by individuals, teams, or larger groups This important resource offers school leaders a much-needed guide for learning how to lead and implement school change.
Exploring Social, Political, and Community Contexts and Meaning
Author: Sonya Douglass Horsford
Pubpsher: Peter Lang
New Perspectives in Educational Leadership examines educational administration and leadership within the complex social, political, and community contexts that inform and influence the work of today s educational leaders. With particular attention to the implications and larger contexts of shifting demographics, high-stakes accountability, and globalization on schools and society in the twenty-first century, this volume seeks to advance lines of inquiry presented in other areas of education research, that have yet to be fully explored or imagined in the field of educational leadership. This unique blend of empirical, theoretical, and conceptual research by both established and emerging scholars in the field directly acknowledges and addresses the demands of leading increasingly diverse and complex school communities. Topics include: the social and cultural dynamics of leadership, reflective practice, politics of equity and adequacy, critical servant leadership, and the possibilities of transformative leadership within these dynamic educational contexts. As a primary or supplementary text in educational administration, leadership, and foundations courses, New Perspectives in Educational Leadership provides a much-needed complement to the traditional topics of instructional leadership and education management given the expanding and increasingly complex conditions that face educational administrators and school leaders today."
Release on 2009-06-11 | by Marilyn Katzenmeyer,Gayle Moller
Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders
Author: Marilyn Katzenmeyer,Gayle Moller
Pubpsher: Corwin Press
Empower teachers as leaders to improve student learning and performance! With updated research and new teacher inventories and surveys, this third edition of a bestseller draws on the authors’ two decades of experience studying and observing the work of teacher leaders. Katzenmeyer and Moller examine the importance of teacher leadership in improving outcomes in schools, and cover the development of teacher leaders from preservice preparation to careerlong support. The book discusses the challenges that many teacher leaders face, including: Deciding to accept a leadership role Building principal–teacher leader relationships Working with peers Facilitating professional learning for themselves and others
Global Teacher Education Reform and Equity in Education
Author: Sara Lam
This book examines the role of Teach For China in addressing educational equity and expanding public participation in education. The author uses the case of Teach For China to explore the broader theme of the mobility of education models between contexts characterized by neoliberalism and those characterized by strong state control. Transnational advocacy networks are increasingly influential in the education policy making process. These networks, comprised of entrepreneurs and education corporations, think tanks, philanthropists, and government agencies, facilitate the global mobility of policy models. It is widely accepted that an education model should not be transplanted from one context to another without careful consideration of how contextual differences might impact the model’s effectiveness. The book explores the argument that the same model is not only quantitatively different in terms of effectiveness, but that models can play qualitatively different roles in neoliberal and strong-state contexts, sometimes moving education reform in opposite directions. The book will appeal to anyone interested in global teacher education reform and equity in education.
Offers advice to teachers who chair departments, lead committees, manage teams, coordinate programs, or mentor other teachers on accomplishing the formal and informal tasks required at every grade level.
Beyond the Boundaries of an Enabling School Culture
Author: Linda Dawson Gonzales
Pubpsher: University Press of America
Sustaining Teacher Leadership describes a model for linking leadership and learning and identifies six components necessary for enabling a culture for teacher leadership: learning, valuing, nurturing, supporting, sharing, and coaching. The model is based on an historical review of artifacts from earlier qualitative studies, which report on eight years of a middle school's restructuring and restructuring experiences. The book also describes the development of a learning culture and five teachers' identification with a democratic teacher-leadership style. Five teacher-leader participants with full time teaching responsibilities were selected from teachers who had participated for four or more years in the enabling school culture and transferred together to a newly opening school.