Every Teacher a Leader

Author: Barbara B. Levin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506326429
Release Date: 2016-05-06
Genre: Education

Discover the secrets of successful teacher leadership! Whether you’re a teacher who’s ready to take on new roles or an administrator looking to develop strong leaders, this content-driven handbook is here to help you make distributed school leadership a reality. Inside you’ll find specific how-tos for the essential skills teacher leaders need most: running meetings, teaching colleagues, providing feedback, conducting needs assessments, delivering effective professional development, resolving conflicts, employing technology, and more. The book features: Well-tested content and activities Reflective writing prompts Scenarios for discussion Self-evaluations Two companion guides: one for teachers, and one for administrators

Growing Leaders Within

Author: Michael Coquyt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475838060
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: Education

Growing Leaders Within: A Process toward Teacher Leadership will aid school administrators in the task of growing and empowering teacher leaders. It is through this transformation that teacher leaders help school administrators to create a laser focus on student success.

Learning to Be Teacher Leaders

Author: Amy D. Broemmel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317621096
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Education

Learning to Be Teacher Leaders examines three integrated components of strong pedagogy—assessment, planning, and instruction—within a framework emphasizing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that can empower teachers to become teacher leaders within their schools. Combining the what, why, and how of teaching, the research-based concepts, presented in a pragmatic format, are relevant across grade levels, classrooms, and content areas. Designed to support success on national licensure assessments, this text brings together in one place the important features of learning to be an effective teacher, and becoming a teacher leader who continues to grow and develop within the profession. Taking a student-centered approach to instruction, it also recognizes the outside factors that can challenge this approach and provides strategies for coping with them. Using this book as a guide and resource, pre-service and beginning teachers will focus on the most important factors in teaching, resulting in strengthening their pedagogy and developing a language that helps them move forward in terms of agency and advocacy. A Companion Website provides additional resources for instructors and students.

Sustaining Teacher Leadership

Author: Linda Dawson Gonzales
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761823956
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

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.

Developing Digital Literacies

Author: Dustin C. Summey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781483332857
Release Date: 2013-07-17
Genre: Education

Turn teachers—and students—into tech-savvy digital citizens! When teachers harness technologies and digital resources, they build upon their teaching expertise and change the way students learn. With this comprehensive job-embedded professional development program, you will help K–12 teachers incorporate digital literacies into their classroom practice. Features include: A modular, adaptable framework that capitalizes on existing personnel and resources Instructions on developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) for applying digital literacies in the classroom Tips for maximizing teacher buy-in Technology-related supports for schoolwide curriculum integration A companion website with electronic planning and implementation materials, sample instructional tools, and links to resources

Leadership Connectors

Author: La Vern Burmeister
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317927228
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Education

This book will help you connect with your faculty and staff and develop the relationships necessary for student success. With practical examples and specific strategies, it will help you thrive as an effective school leader. It will help you communicate better, bring out the best in your staff, and build strong relationships in your schools.

Teachers as Technology Leaders

Author: Cordelia R. Twomey
Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ
ISBN: 1564842266
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

To meet the growing need for highly qualified education technologists, ISTE has worked with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to develop a set of performance assessment standards for initial and advanced endorsements in the areas of Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership. Programs looking to offer these endorsements must first seek accreditation by ISTE and NCATE, and this book is designed to walk faculty and administrators through that important process. Filled with practical advice on process planning, document preparation, candidate and program assessment, and final review, this book is an essential resource for colleges of education serious about training the next generation of education technology leaders. Comprehensive introduction to the ISTE/NCATE accreditation processDetailed definitions and applications of each of the Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership performance assessment standards Sample report documents, data tables, and scoring rubrics Also available: Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools - ISBN 1564842347 Interactive Videoconferencing: K-12 Lessons That Work - ISBN 1564842517

Collaborative Leadership

Author: Hank Rubin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412965446
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

This updated bestseller shows educators how they can improve student learning by building successful collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and the community.

Teaching Leading and Learning in Pre K 8 Settings

Author: Rita A. Jensen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: PSU:000056181371
Release Date: 2004-06
Genre: Education

Teaching, Leading, and Learning encourages pre-service and in-service teachers to question the "why, what, when, and how" of instructional strategies. The text combines theory and current research with practice in order to help teachers understand the performances, dispositions, and knowledge base required for success. Teachers are encouraged to consider the "big-picture variables": professional development, teachers as leaders, the intangibles of teaching, parents and families, and working creatively within the system. With an emphasis on meeting current standards, each chapter includes marginal icons that reference INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) standards, as well as recent developments related to the No Child Left Behind Act. Coverage of hot topics in the field includes how teachers should respond to terrorism and bullying, the use of portfolios to meet requirements for beginning teachers, and assessment and accountability. Unique coverage of strategies for teachers who work with young children underscores the significance of neuroscience and brain-based learning for children from birth to age eight.

Big Ideas in Education

Author: Russell Grigg
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785830464
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Education

Big Ideas in Education: What Every Teacher Should Know by Dr Russell Grigg provides an accessible and easily understood introductory guide to the big ideas that really matter in education. The teaching profession is saturated with ideas. Unfortunately, some of these are half-baked or fundamentally flawed. Dr Russell Grigg moves beyond the unhelpful supposed dichotomies that pervade current educational thinking – child-centred versus teacher-centred, traditional versus progressive. Throughout the book, readers are invited to question assumptions and popular rhetoric and reflect on their own experiences. Big Ideas in Education aims to equip teachers with a good understanding of current thinking in a diverse, fluid and dynamic field. Each of the big ideas is discussed within the framework of four questions: what is the big idea, who is behind it, why is it important and what can you do? Big ideas are important, distinctive, empowering, adaptable and simple to understand. Dr Russell Grigg provides readers with a concise and reliable introduction to twelve such ideas, which are at the core of educational practice. The ideas chosen are general rather than subject-specific in nature. In turn, they invite the reader to look at teaching in wider society, address elements of learning which teachers actively promote, raise questions about why, how and what to teach and, finally, look at ways of improving the quality of education. The twelve big ideas under discussion are: (1.) Education – education goes beyond the school gates and is a lifelong experience. (2.) Childhood – children need time and space to explore, enjoy learning and develop as children rather than miniature adults. (3.) Knowledge – knowledge is the foundation for learning. (4.) Skills – learners need to develop a broad range of skills in real-life, relevant contexts. (5.) Dispositions – effective learning depends upon cultivating positive dispositions. (6.) Ethics – teachers’ conduct should be guided by a moral purpose. (7.) Instruction – direct instruction is a tried-and-tested means of effective teaching. (8.) Curriculum – the curriculum is all the learning and assessment activities in school, both planned and unintentional, that contribute to agreed educational goals. (9.) Feedback – providing personalised, accurate, specific and timely feedback is one of the keys to improving learning. (10.) Reflective practice – good teachers critically analyse their practice with a view to improving what they do. (11.) Research – research has a central role to play in the professional development of teachers. (12.) Professional leadership – effective school leadership operates at all levels and is about shared vision, support and securing improvement. An ideal book for busy teachers who need to be kept up to speed with the latest thinking in education, this comprehensive guide provides the essential knowledge to keep you fully informed, whether leading staff discussions, submitting assignments or preparing for interviews. Suitable for teachers in any setting, from trainees and NQTs to more experienced practitioners looking to reflect on their practice, the book will also appeal to school leaders and teacher training providers.