How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader

Author: John G. Gabriel
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600310
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Teacher Leadership

Author: Ann Lieberman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118113349
Format: PDF
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In Teacher Leadership, Lieberman and Miller discuss current changes in the teacher's role, and make sense of the research on teacher leadership. They offer case studies of innovative programs - such as the National Writing Project - that provide teachers with opportunities to lead within a professional community. In addition, they tell stories of individual teachers - from Maine to California - who are able to lead in a variety of contexts. Teacher Leadership offers a new standard of teaching and community that recognizes all teachers as leaders. It shows how to develop learning communities that include rather than exclude, create knowledge rather than merely apply it, and that offer challenge and support to both new and experienced teachers. This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education - a series designed to meet the demand for new ideas and insights about leadership in schools.

How to Survive in Teaching

Author: Emma Kell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472941675
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Drawing on years of research and first-hand experience, How to Survive in Teaching offers support, advice and practical suggestions to help you and your colleagues stay flourishing, positive and most importantly, stay teaching! Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. Teaching is facing a genuine crisis. But why is this? In this thought-provoking book, experienced teacher and leader Dr Emma Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and 'toxic politics', and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away. Emma firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. This book offers a realistic, unflinching and positive perspective on the challenges and rewards of teaching. It includes successful models and strategies where a combination of support and challenge, accountability, and a sense of being valued have encouraged teachers to enter and remain in the profession.

Keeping Good Teachers

Author: Marge Scherer
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What attracts good teachers and keeps them in the profession? What makes schools better places for students to learn and for teachers to work? These questions are at the heart of Keeping Good Teachers. To answer them, many of the authors in this book have surveyed fellow educators to find out which practices and policies are most beneficial and practical to implement in schools. The book is divided into five sections: *Part I explores the extent of the teacher shortage and sets the context for studying it. *Part II concentrates on induction, tackling the issue of how new teachers should be introduced to their profession. *Part III looks at the issues of compensation, performance-based pay, career paths, national certification, and other ways to reward educators and make them feel valued. *Part IV describes the role of principals and administrators in sustaining teachers. *Part V discusses the needs and desires of master teachers. Like its predecessor A Better Beginning: Supporting and Mentoring New Teachers (ASCD 1999), Keeping Good Teachers is dedicated to all those who want to make their profession the best it can be by creating the conditions where good teachers can thrive.

Other Duties as Assigned

Author: Jan Burgess
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612319
Format: PDF, ePub
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There's a lot more to being a teacher leader than any job description can capture. When action must be taken, new goals must be set, and new standards must be met, the administration depends on teacher leaders to tackle dozens of other duties as assigned--and do whatever it takes to help their peers function as a team, improve as educators, and further student learning. In this book, you'll find varied and engaging guidance for mastering both the concrete and intangible aspects of the essential teacher leader role, including * Thriving in a modern, shared leadership environment * Building positive team culture focused on student learning and achievement * Strengthening professional practice * Gauging your team's progress Authors and veteran educators Jan Burgess and Donna Bates highlight key research findings, provide prompts for reflection, address the common dilemmas of teacher leaders, and give real-world answers to the most-pressing leadership challenges. Along with lists of easily accessible resources to extend your professional learning, you'll find a collection of practical, downloadable tools, surveys, templates, and checklists to help you translate the book's advice into action. Whether you are thinking about becoming a teacher leader, are new to the teacher leadership role, or are a veteran teacher leader committed to the professional growth of your peers and yourself, you'll find something in Other Duties as Assigned to challenge you, make you think, validate your work, enhance your leadership skills, and move your team (and students) forward.

A Better Beginning

Author: Marge Scherer
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871203553
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to supporting new teachers discusses mentoring programs, strategies for improving new teachers' teaching skills, and case studies of successful programs.

Retaining New Teachers

Author: Bryan Harris
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620583
Format: PDF, Mobi
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K–12 schools in the United States are suffering from an epidemic of teacher attrition: nearly half of all new teachers leave the field within their first five years, and thousands of teaching positions across the country are going unfilled. What can school leaders do about this persistent turnover and the resulting loss of human potential? In this timely book, Bryan Harris describes the four broad supports that he says are crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. He offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school. The result is a school in which beginning teachers truly thrive as effective practitioners who see themselves successfully helping students learn more every day.

Schools as Professional Learning Communities

Author: Sylvia M. Roberts
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412968942
Format: PDF, ePub
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Build a community in your school and improve learning outcomes with this one-stop sourcebook that features the latest educational issues, new research-based strategies and activities, and more!

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth

Author: Aaron Hogan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946444158
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The idyllic myth of the perfect teacher perpetuates unrealistic expectations that erode self-confidence and set teachers up for failure. Author and educator Aaron Hogan is on a mission to shatter the myth of the perfect teacher by equipping educators with strategies that help them shift out of survival mode and THRIVE.

The Six Secrets of Change

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118115268
Format: PDF, ePub
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From bestselling author Michael Fullan, wisdom for thriving in today's complex environment Successful organizations adjust quickly and intelligently to shifts in consumer tastes, political climate, and economic opportunity. How do they do it? The Six Secrets of Change explores essential lessons for business and public sector leaders for thriving in today's complex environment. Fullan draws on his acclaimed work in bringing about large-scale and substantial change in education reform in both public school systems and universities, as well as engaging in major change initiatives internationally. This book is filled with lessons that are insightful, actionable, and concisely communicable. "Fullan has an uncanny ability to produce what is needed at the time it is needed. The six secrets are based in theory, grounded in practice, powerful in their relationship to each other, and described in ways that enable deep understanding. It is a refreshing change from the surface lists of leadership and change ideas that all too often permeate education and business literature." —Vicki Phillips, director of education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Includes so-called leadership "secrets" that are decoded to be accessible and useful Offers illustrative examples from a variety of businesses, health organizations, and public education systems Lays out the six factors to organizational success: collegiality, long-range plans allow for the unknown, nurture employees, learning, leadership at all levels, and positive pressure must be inescapable Michael Fullan is the author of the acclaimed best-seller Leading in a Culture of Change Fullan convinces us that a leader who attends to all six key factors will have an organization that is constantly learning, growing, and thriving.