Every Teacher a Leader: Developing the Needed Dispositions, Knowledge, and Skills for Teacher Leadership

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Corwin Press, May 6, 2016 - Education - 200 pages

Discover the secrets of successful teacher leadership!

Whether you’re a teacher who’s ready to take on new roles or an administrator looking to develop strong leaders, this content-driven handbook is here to help you make distributed school leadership a reality. Inside you’ll find specific how-tos for the essential skills teacher leaders 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
  • Self-evaluations
  • Two companion guides: one for teachers, and one for administrators
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 WHY TEACHER LEADERSHIP?
1
CHAPTER 2 WHAT DO TEACHER LEADERS NEED?
17
CHAPTER 3 DISPOSITIONS FOR TEACHER LEADERSHIP
35
CHAPTER 4 WHAT TEACHER LEADERS NEED TO KNOW
49
CHAPTER 5 ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE NEEDED BY TEACHER LEADERS
67
CHAPTER 6 INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR TEACHER LEADERS
85
CHAPTER 7 MORE SKILLS FOR TEACHER LEADERS
103
CHAPTER 8 THE FUTURE OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP
125
APPENDICES
145
REFERENCES
163
INDEX
171
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Barbara Levin has been a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) since 1993. She was an elementary school teacher for 17 years before earning her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Levin served as the Director of the Teachers Academy at UNCG, assistant department chair, and director of graduate studies. She was awarded the first Mentoring-Advising-Supervising (MAS) Award in the School of Education at UNCG. Dr. Levin also served as an Associate Editor for Teacher Education Quarterly for 8 years, and was co-PI on a 5-year, $1.4 million National Professional Development grant from the Dept. of Education called TESOL for ALL. Her research interests include: understanding how teachers’ pedagogical beliefs develop across their careers; case-based teaching; problem-based learning (PBL); universal design for learning (UDL); and leading, teaching, and learning with technology. Dr. Levin has published eight books and over 40 articles in well-respected research journals.

Lynne Schrum is Dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Previously, she was the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University. Prior to that, she was a professor and coordinator of elementary education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Her research and teaching focus on preparing teachers for the 21st century, appropriate uses of information technology, and leadership in a digital world. She has written eleven books and numerous articles on these subjects; the most recent is How 2, Web 2: How to for Educators. Schrum served on AERA’s Council, was editor of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) (2002-2012), and is a past-president of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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