Everyday Teacher Leadership: Taking Action Where You Are

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 16, 2011 - Education - 208 pages
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The essential guidelines for leading effective change in your school

From 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 teacher leader in a school
  • 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.

 

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Contents

A Very Brief History of School Leadership
17
The Personal Dimensions of Leadership
47
Teaching Is Leading
75
Collaboration Is Leading
109
Inquiry Is Leading
147
Partnership Is Leading
173
Index
201
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About the author (2011)

Michelle Collay is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at California State University—East Bay, located in Hayward, California. A former public school music teacher, Collay is a scholar-practitioner who integrates teaching and scholarship in higher education and K–12 settings. She coaches school leaders engaged in professional learning communities, constructivist teaching and leading, and equity-focused inquiry. Collay stays grounded through parent volunteerism in her children's schools.

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