The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership
The phrase "teacher leader" is an intriguing mental Rorschach test, since the interpretation depends on one's perspective and experience. I always prefer to think and talk about what teacher leaders do (or would do, given the chance) than about their official or prospective titles. After all, a lack of title or recognition doesn't stop us from leading.
I hope you'll think about these verbs and the teachers in your life who live them out. How can these ideas help you support their growth, collaborate with them, or take on similar actions?
Success in education is collaborative by nature, so teacher leadership must be about power with not over others. Logic dictates that teacher leaders invite others along on the journey, encouraging colleagues to pursue and...
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