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Leadership Strategies for Teachers

Second Edition

June 2006 | 136 pages | Corwin

"Leadership Strategies for Teachers captures nearly all of the leadership situations that a teacher encounters at one point or another. The author provides a clear snapshot of many practical theories that can aid any aspiring, or situational, leader."
—Erin Powers, English Teacher
Paul Revere Charter Middle School, Los Angeles, CA

Do you see yourself as a leader?

You should! Teachers rarely see themselves as leaders, but as a teacher who is committed to your students and to your own professional development, you already help advance school improvement efforts. This practical handbook shows you how to expand your leadership skills by offering strategies for improving student achievement, extending your own learning, collaborating with others for school improvement, and supporting shared vision and values in your learning community!

Educators at all levels will find invaluable information for developing leadership skills and strengthening their school communities. Included are strategies for:

  • Goal setting and strategic planning
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Reflective inquiry and practice
  • Professional development and networking

In addition, numerous case studies, the latest research about teacher leaders, and reflective worksheets will help you extend your talents, knowledge, and skills as a learning leader.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Teachers as Leaders
Who Are Teacher-Leaders?

 
REACH Model for Teacher-Leaders

 
Strategies for Increasing Teacher Leadership Potential

 
Looking Back/REACHing Forward

 
 
2. Teacher-Leaders and Change
The Change Process

 
Strategies for Teacher-Leaders as Change Agents

 
Change and Control

 
Change and Stress

 
Looking Back/REACHing Forward

 
 
3. Teacher-Leaders Improving Student Achievement
Teachers as Learning Leaders

 
Communication With Students

 
Communication With Families

 
Strategies for Focusing on Student Achievement

 
Parent and Teacher Expectations: A Matter of Balance

 
Looking Back/REACHing Forward

 
 
4. Teacher-Leaders Extending Their Own Learning
Teacher-Leader as a Professional

 
Reflective Practice and Inquiry

 
The Self-Directed Development Model

 
Action Research

 
Classroom-Based Development Models

 
Professional Teaching Portfolio

 
Communicating Leadership

 
Obstacles to Continued Learning for Teacher-Leaders

 
Strategies for Teacher-Leaders’ Lifelong Learning

 
Looking Back/REACHing Forward

 
 
5. Teacher-Leaders Collaborating for School Improvement
The School Improvement Model

 
Teachers as Situational Leaders

 
Situational Leading for Professional Development

 
Communication With Colleagues

 
Strategies for Leadership Collaboration

 
Looking Back/REACHing Forward

 
 
6. Teacher-Leaders Supporting Shared Vision and Values
Defining Shared Vision and Values

 
Sustaining and Connecting Teacher-Leaders

 
Communicating Vision

 
Strategies to Use When Connecting With Other Teacher-Leaders

 
Looking Back/REACHing Forward

 
 
Resources
 
References
 
Index

"Leadership Strategies for Teachers provides a framework for describing teacher leadership behaviors that is understandable for educators who have been teaching in classrooms and want to extend their talents, knowledge, and skills to work with colleagues toward the goal of improving student achievement."

Alice Hom, Principal
Yung Wing Elementary School, New York, NY

"Leadership Strategies for Teachers captures nearly all of the leadership situations that a teacher encounters at one point or another. The author provides a clear snapshot of many practical theories that can aid any aspiring, or situational, leader."

Erin Powers, English Teacher
Paul Revere Charter Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
Key features

Features

  • Discusses the REACH model as a guide for developing teacher-leaders
  • Includes case studies that explore how the REACH model can be applied
  • Offers strategies for goal setting, effective communication, and conflict resolution
  • Includes suggestions for strategic planning, team building, networking, and stress management
  • Provides reflective questions that promote application of the model and strategies

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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