Every Teacher a Leader
Developing the Needed Dispositions, Knowledge, and Skills for Teacher Leadership
- Barbara B. Levin - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
- Lynne Schrum - Nova Southeastern University, FL
Corwin Teaching Essentials
Discover the secrets of successful teacher leadership!
Every teacher is a leader in their own right. When teachers embrace certain dispositions, knowledge, and skills for leadership, the whole school culture is changed for the better. Whether you’re a teacher who’s ready to take on new roles or an administrator looking to develop strong leaders, this book is for you.
This practical handbook prepares teachers for leadership roles with specific how-tos for the essential skills they’ll 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
- Two companion guides: one for teachers, and one for administrators
When teacher leaders work alongside school leaders, the effect on school culture is noticeable. With Every Teacher a Leader, you’ll implement that change successfully—and improve outcomes for teachers, leaders, and students.“This book makes leadership a concrete, identifiable, and learnable goal for any teacher. Furthermore, it provides resources to help nurture and leverage the leadership in one’s staff or even in oneself. Teacher leadership is necessary on every campus and in every district."
Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Middle School Teacher & Author, Writing Behind Every Door
Los Angeles, CA
"Rather than leadership being held in the office of an administrator, this book shows how more impactful leadership actually resides in the classrooms among the teachers. Levin and Schrum lay out a clear path why teacher leadership is truly the leadership we need in our schools and how to get there."
Josh Stumpenhorst, Teacher, 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year
Lincoln Junior High School, Naperville, IL
This companion website includes a Teacher Leaders' Guide for individual reflection and book study groups, as well as a School Leaders' Guide for leading teacher professional development.
"Who are your teacher leaders? What are you doing to encourage them? In Every Teacher A Leader, Levin and Schrum provide a well-researched yet practical framework for identifying and cultivating teacher leaders. Whether you are a school administrator, current teacher, or an aspiring teacher, this book is essential for ensuring that every teacher can be equipped to lead. Throughout the book, Levin embeds various self-evaluations, resources and suggestions for activities to implement within your organization making this book a cornerstone for a long term professional development project."
"This book addresses a fundamental shift in thinking about leadership in schools. Rather than leadership being held in the office of an administrator, this book shows how more impactful leadership actually resides in the classrooms among the teachers. This book not only makes a case for leadership being the responsibility of the teachers, but also lays out a clear path why teacher leadership is truly the leadership we need in our schools and how to get there."
"Barbara Levin and Lynne Schrum have greatly added to the knowledge base of teacher leadership. The text they have authored provides in-depth information for understanding school climate and vital interpersonal skills, along with many more valuable ideas and dispositions for educators at all levels. This text takes understanding teacher leadership to a higher level. Every teacher and principal should read Every Teacher a Leader."
"As schools and universities emphasize the need for developing teacher leaders, Levin and Schrum present a practical guide for doing so. Grounded in literature and offering activities, questions to ponder, and self-assessment tools, this book is useful for practitioners as well as college classrooms."
"Levin and Schrum’s book is more than a book of theory and idealism. It makes leadership a concrete, identifiable, and learnable goal for any teacher. It analyzes the qualities of leadership as it relates to the unique needs of our schools. Furthermore, and most importantly, Every Teacher a Leader provides resources to help nurture and leverage the leadership in one’s staff or even in oneself. Teacher leadership is necessary on every campus and in every district."
"Opening our minds to a wide range of possibilities for developing teacher leadership, Levin and Schrum lay out a career pathway for aspiring teacher leaders committed to the classroom and guidance for their site administrators. Teachers’ voices bring the narrative alive with authentic perspectives from the field. Embedded in this eclectic, practical approach to leadership is an optimistic, attainable vision for improving teaching and learning for all students."
“Get inspired to act with Every Teacher a Leader, a practical guide for amplifying teacher leadership to continuously improve our schools. Teachers, even if you don’t yet think of yourself as a teacher leader, this book is for you! Administrators who want to be at the cutting edge of distributive leadership, this book is for you!"