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Teachers Teaching Teachers, February 2011, Vol. 6, No. 5

Teacher leader standards: Consortium seeks to strengthen profession with leadership role

By Valerie von Frank

The Teacher Leadership Exploratory Consortium, a group of national education leaders convened by the Educational Testing Service, has created a list of standards for teacher leaders that are scheduled to be published in the first quarter of 2011.

Tools: Clarify the coaching role and student achievement coach expectations

Use these coaching expectations to help teachers understand the coach's role and the services a coach will provide.

Teachers leading: New standards for teacher leaders: How would they look in practice?

By Joellen Killion

Explore how the newly developed teacher leadership standards raise questions regarding the challenges and issues involved in professionalizing the teacher leader role.

A coach's dilemma: Crystal clear purpose builds a foundation for the work

By Valerie von Frank

Nadia Madan Morrow, a humanities facilitator at the Charles M. Schenck Elementary School in Denver, Colo., explains the importance of transparency in communicating with teachers.