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13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment Taking a More Active Role in Your School Community

ISBN-10: 0325012814
ISBN-13: 9780325012810
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $28.13
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 7/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

  A Study Guide is available for this title. Click here to download. To download some helpful suggestions for book study groups, click here.   ldquo;What is teacher empowerment?It's not just some formal administrative position exercised from above. It starts with expanding our professional roles in small everyday actions that make our jobs more fulfilling and less difficult. And then we can take on larger school-improvement tasks as we become ready to tackle them. . . . This book, then, is about extending one's professional role in small ways and large in the school community, in order to improve one's teaching, one's work life, and the school as a whole - and that is what we mean by teacher empowerment.rdquo; - Steven Zemelman andHarry Ross   Experts talk about teacher empowerment, but this is the first book with direct, easy-to-take steps for teacher self-empowerment. Drawing from research, the experiences of practicing teachers, and the principles of community organizing, Steven Zemelmanand Harry Rossprove that school leadership isn't just for those at the top of the ladder. Whatever your position, use the 13 Steps to Teacher Empowermentto deepen your professionalism and achieve: more effective teaching and deeper job satisfaction more enjoyment in your work more exciting collaboration with your colleagues more resources and professional opportunities. Take one step at a time or pick and choose the strategies you most need right now. Or use the study guide with colleagues in PLCs or teacher study groups and together bring the 13 Steps of Teacher Empowermentto life. You'll not only develop your own professional power - you'll help make your school community more supportive and productive.   ldquo;As I sat down and began to read this book, the voice in my head first whispered, then spoke a little louder, and finally screamed - Where have you been all my life?...I can't overemphasize the importance of this book. We need this book and we need it now. It is a road map to a vibrant, thriving, long-lasting teaching life.rdquo; - Stephanie Harvey Coauthor of Comprehension & Collaboration

Steven Zemelman has worked in many capacities to promote the sustainability of innovative schools in Chicago. For eight years he directed the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University, and he is a founding director of the Illinois Writing Project. He has spearheaded the start of a number of innovative small high schools in the city. His experiences and research in these areas led to his Heinemann book 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment, coauthored with Harry Ross. Steve has been a frequent collaborator with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels. They have coauthored seven books and videos with Heinemann, including Subjects Matter, Second Edition; Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion; Content-Area Writing; Rethinking High School and its companion video; and A Community of Writers. These books are filled with practical strategies for making writing, reading, the content areas, and indeed the life of a school itself into a deeper and richer learning experience for kids. Zemelmen and Daniels are known for immediately useful teaching strategies that range from brief, easy-to-use reflections that help students learn right in class to bigger public-writing projects that can make school truly memorable for kids and teachers alike. Steve consults with schools and districts around the country and may be contacted directly at mailto:stv.zemelman@comcast.net

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