Districts harness the expertise of classroom teachers
School leadership isn't just for principals anymore. When teachers share in meaningful decision making, everyone benefits. (Available to the public.)
By Valerie von Frank
Tool: Measuring collaborative norms
Raise awareness of staff or team members' use of collaborative norms and help staff and team members identify areas on which to focus.
Lessons from a coach: We become a teacher's inner voice
Marie Parker-McElroy, from Fairfax County, Va., says the most valuable coaches become unnecessary when teachers develop an inner voice.
Focus on NSDC's standards: Leaders come from all corners
Teacher leaders make significant contributions to school culture, teaching, and student learning when they develop expertise in leadership. (Available to the public.)
By Joellen Killion