Leadership Development for Educators

Author: Herb Rubenstein
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 160709021X
Format: PDF
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This book teaches teachers in becoming better leaders in their classrooms and in their lives. Learning about leadership theory and leadership best practices and undertaking the leadership development exercises in the book will guide teachers to greater workplace satisfaction, improved student performance and behavior, and better collaboration to further improve leadership skills.

Awakening the Sleeping Giant

Author: Marilyn Katzenmeyer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272670
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Helping Educators Grow

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612504926
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can we prepare practicing and aspiring education leaders for the complex, adaptive challenges they face? In Helping Educators Grow, Eleanor Drago-Severson presents a new approach to leadership development.Too often, she argues, we teach leadership development the same way we teach world history: just the facts. Instead, we need to create professional learning environments that invite educational leaders to experience the conditions that support adult growth, even as they are learning about them.The book takes as its starting point the premise that adult development is leadership developmentthat is, the task of school leaders is to develop the capacities of adults as well as students. Drawing on the principles of constructive-developmental theory, Drago-Severson offers a framework for conceptualizing growth based on the core elements of care, respect, trust, collaboration, and intentionality. Richly informed by examples of effective, developmentally oriented learning experiences for aspiring and practicing leaders, the book includes application exercises and reflective questions to help readers engage with the ideas presented.Widely respected for her groundbreaking work in adult development, leadership, and capacity building in learning communities, Drago-Severson provides the tools and concepts to make any professional learning initiative a developmental opportunity for individuals and groups in a variety of contexts: university-based seminars, professional development workshops, professional learning communities, or peer-to-peer networks.

Teacher Learning and Leadership

Author: Ann Lieberman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317376129
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Teacher Learning and Leadership asserts that teachers should be put at the center of creating, developing, organizing, implementing, and sharing their own ideas for school change rather than being passive recipients of knowledge from the outside. It argues that there is tremendous potential for the good of students and the professionalization of teaching, when teachers work collaboratively to develop their own and their colleagues’ professional knowledge and practices and are supported by school and system leaders, unions and government. The book draws on the groundbreaking work of the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program in Ontario and uses an in-depth case study to illustrate its points. It demonstrates how professional development built around collaboration, teacher leadership, curriculum development, technology and pedagogy can be organized in a way that redistributes control and responsibility to teachers, thereby instilling a genuine sense of pride and accomplishment in their work. This book is a sincere outreach from the authors who advocate for the professional development of, by and for teachers as individuals and, importantly, as a collective profession. The authors argue that projects like the TLLP (a joint initiative between the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ontario Teachers’ Federation) can radically, and positively, transform teachers’ knowledge, skills and practices. The book provides an important model for school change led by teachers, rather than experts, in partnership with school and system leaders and is a fascinating read for all those concerned with teaching, teacher development and educational change.

Helping Teachers Learn

Author: Eleanor Drago-Severson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761939672
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drago-Severson presents case studies and examines strategies that help shape a school climate of teacher support, growth, and learning.

Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools

Author: Jana Hunzicker
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787434044
Format: PDF
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Featuring scholarly descriptions, teacher leader reflections, and thoughtful questions, this thoughtful collection will immerse readers in deep exploration of teacher leadership and student learning; definitions, structures, and cultures that promote teacher leadership; and teacher leader preparation and development.

The Handbook for Student Leadership Development

Author: Susan R. Komives
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118000939
Format: PDF, ePub
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Praise for the Second Edition of The Handbook for Student Leadership Development "This is a must-have book for leadership educators and all student affairs professionals who want to develop impactful leadership programs and the leadership capacity of students. Buy it. Read it. Use it to develop the needed leadership for our collective future." — CYNTHIA CHERREY, vice president for campus life, Princeton University, and president, the International Leadership Association "As we continue to encourage leadership behavior in young people, it is very easy to get lost in a forest of new theories, programs, and definitions. This handbook serves as the compass to guide us, and it grounds the field of student leadership development in principles and best practices. Our challenge is to put this work into action." —PAUL PYRZ, president, LeaderShape " Comprehensive in design and scope, the second edition of The Handbook is a theory and practice resource manual for every leadership educator—inside and outside of the classroom." —LAURA OSTEEN, director, the Center for Leadership and Civic Education, Florida State University " Every college administrator responsible for coordinating student leadership programming should have this book. The Handbook for Student Leadership Development takes the guesswork out of leadership program design, content, and delivery." —AINSLEY CARRY, vice president for student affairs, Auburn University " I recommend without hesitation the Handbook for Student Leadership Development to student affairs professionals who desire to enhance the leadership experiences for all their students as well as teachers who are seeking ways to bolster their students' classroom experiences." — Dr. WILLIAM SMEDICK, director, Leadership Programs and Assessment, Office of the Dean of Student Life, and lecturer, Center for Leadership Education, Johns Hopkins University

Developing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning

Author: Kathy L. Guthrie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119335884
Format: PDF
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The notion of culturally relevant leadership learning builds upon the ideas of developing leader identity and leadership capacity of diverse students. Focusing on four areas of leadership learning: education, training, development, and engagement, this volume presents a model of culturally relevant leadership learning in order to develop all student leaders. It proposes infusing the leadership development process with an understanding of how systemic oppression influences educational contexts and with an engagement in and across cultural differences. Our contexts and differences influence knowledge of self, others, cultural contexts and systems, and ultimately students’ knowledge and enactment of leadership.To this end, culturally relevant leadership development programs equip all students with the knowledge and skills to navigate diverse settings and lead culturally diverse groups and teams. Transforming the framework for how leadership programs are designed will result in contextually relevant leadership development programs and an increase in the breadth and depth of a diverse leadership cadre for our society. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.

The Role of Leadership Educators

Author: Kathy L. Guthrie
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641131004
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Leadership, as a discipline, leadership education, as a field, and leadership educator, as a profession are still in their infancy and rapidly evolving. As professionals in higher education, we are constantly asked to provide opportunities for students to learn leadership, whether that is inside or outside of the classroom. However, very little, if any professional development occurs in how to create such learning opportunities. This book provides resources for leadership educators in three sections. The first section sets the stage for leadership education and the professional work of leadership educators, culminating with a variety of professional development resources for leadership educators. The second section introduces a leadership learning framework, provides characteristics and examples of strong leadership programs and assessment practices, and describes the transformative practice of leadership education. The third and final section offers specific instructional and assessment strategies ranging from discussion, case study, and reflection, to team-based- and service-learning to self-assessments, role-play, simulation, and games, to fulfill learning outcomes.

Every Teacher a Leader

Author: Barbara B. Levin
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
ISBN: 9781506326436
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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