Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 12, 2013 - Education - 237 pages
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We need a bold new brand of teacher leadership that will createopportunities for teachers to practice, share, and grow theirknowledge and expertise.

This book is about "teacherpreneurs"—highly accomplishedclassroom teachers who blur the lines of distinction between thosewho teach in schools and those who lead them. Theseteacherpreneurs embody the concept that teachers canteach as well as lead the transformation of teaching andlearning. It’s about empowering expert teachers who can buoythe image of teaching and enforce standards among their ranks whileall along making sure that their colleagues as well as educationpolicymakers and the public know what works best for students.

The book follows a small group of teacherpreneurs in their firstyear. We join their journey toward becoming teacherleaders whose work is not defined by administrative fiat, but bytheir knowledge of students and drive to influence policies thatallow them and their colleagues to teach more effectively. Theauthors trace the teacherpreneurs' steps—and theirown—in the effort to determine what it means to define andexecute the concept of "teacherpreneurism" in the face of toughdemands and resistant organizational structures.


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A great collaboration-cenered book about what it means to not only be a teacher, but a teacher leader. I started this book nearly a year ago, but stopped because, as a teacher, I just got way ... Read full review


Advocating for a Bold Brand of Teacher Leadership
Defining the Teacherpreneur
Preparing for Teacherpreneurism
Making Teachersand TeachingVisible
Transcending Teachings Past
Cultivating Teacherpreneurs for TeacherLed Schools
Meeting Resistanceand Crossing Borders
Creating What We Have Imagined
Finnishing Lessons for Teacherpreneurism
Foreseeing 2030

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Barnett Berry is the founder, partner, and chief executive officer of the Center for Teaching Quality, based in Carrboro, North Carolina. Ann Byrd serves as chief operating officer and partner at the Center for Teaching Quality. Alan Wieder is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and a senior research consultant with the Center for Teaching Quality.

Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) is a national nonprofit that is transforming the teaching profession through the bold ideas and expert practices of teachers. For more information please visit www.teachingquality.org.

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