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Everyday Teacher Leadership Taking Action Where You Are

ISBN-10: 0470648295
ISBN-13: 9780470648292
Edition: 2011
Authors: Michelle Collay
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Description: Guidelines for leading effective change in your schoolFrom 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Guidelines for leading effective change in your schoolFrom 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 a teacher leader in a school+ Contains proven strategies and tools for implementing school change 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.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Teaching Is Leading
My Own Journey
The Purpose of This Book
How This Book Is Organized
How to Use This Book
Using Systematic Inquiry
Everyday Teacher Leadership
A Very Brief History of School Leadership
Leading Learning Past and Present
Different Leaders for Different Schools
Schools Reflect Society
The Evolution of Leading and Managing in Schools
Who Becomes a Principal?
Who Becomes a Teacher?
Challenging the Dichotomy Between Site Leaders and Teachers
Teaching as Leading
Inhabiting the Role of Teacher
Choosing to Stay in Teaching
Professional Identity Development
Images of Leading in Schools
Leadership Roles in and Beyond the Classroom
Historical and Cultural Influences on Leadership
Leadership Activities
A Week (or a Month) in the Life of a Teacher
The Physical Characteristics of Schools Shape Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
The Personal Dimensions of Leadership
Teaching as a Vocation
Instilling Values While Remaining Neutral
The Cultural Roots of Our Practice
Teaching �in Loco Parentis� (in Place of Parents)
Conflicts Between Parent Values and Teacher Values
How Parenting Informs Teaching
Teaching as a Profession
Leadership Identity Development
Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us
Assessing How Your Personal History Informs Your Leadership
Life Experiences Influence Your Practice
Stepping Stones (Vocation)
Reflections on Teaching as Parenting (in Loco Parentis)
Identifying Gatekeepers (Profession)
Teaching Is Leading
Reframing Teaching as Leadership
Choosing Classroom Leadership over School Site Management
Perceiving Oneself as a Leader
Creating Better Conditions for Learning
Leading Learning in the Classroom and Beyond
Leading with Professional Expertise
Leading Through Student Advocacy
Leading Through Mentoring
Leading Through Curriculum Design
Leading Professional Development
Reimagining Instructional Leadership
Student and Curriculum Case Studies
Student Case Study
Curriculum Case Study
Collaboration Is Leading
Assumptions About Collaboration
Collaborative Structures
Partners or Pairs
Role-Alike Teams
Task-Focused Teams
Sharing Professional Responsibility for Learning
Collaborating Across Roles
Collaborating with Families
Collaborations Small and Large
Professional Development Mapping and Analysis
Inquiry Is Leading
Using Inquiry Where You Are
Inquiry About Classrooms as Part of a Larger System
Inquiry About Curriculum
Inquiry About Student Assessment
Inquiry About the Culture of the School
Using Inquiry to Cross Boundaries
Inquiry About Professional Development
Inquiry About Mandates and Policies
Inquiry About the Community
Framework for Developing an Equity Plan
Partnership Is Leading
District Partnerships
Enacting Existing Policies
Aligning Professional Development with Mandates
Agency Partnerships
Developing Programs
Creating Collaboratives
Finding and Using Research
Community Partnerships
Bringing the Community into the Classroom
Facilitating Cross-Cultural Conversations
An Afterword About Partnerships and Schools
Transforming School Leadership Through Partnerships with Agencies
Index

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