Q & A Collections: Teacher & Administrator Leadership
I'll begin posting new questions and answers in early-to-mid-September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past three years. You can see those collections from the first two years here.
I'm alternating those posts with interviews I'm doing with authors about their new education books (I'm still waiting for the last three of them, so I'll probably just post them all in a row next week). So far this summer, I've interviewed:
Today's theme is on teacher and administrator leadership. Previous themes have been:
I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!
You can send questions to me at [email protected].When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.
You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.
Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers.
Also, you can listen to ten minute interviews I've done with contributors to this column at my BAM! Radio Show.
And, now, following an excerpt from one of those posts, here's a list of all my columns related teacher and administrator leadership:
Justin Baeder and Kelly Young (who I consider my mentor in education) contribute their answers here. I include comments from readers, too.
This post shares guest responses from three educators -- Anne Reeves, Justin Tarte, and PJ Caposey.
This column shares responses from Maurice J. Elias and Elise Foster, plus comments from readers.
This post includes commentaries by Scott McLeod, Sally Zepeda, and Tony Frontier.
I share my thoughts here, as do Renee Moore and Kelly Young.
Scott McLeod, Kelly Young, John Gabriel and Paul Farmer all offer their advice here.
Justin Baeder, Allan R. Bonilla and Josh Stumpenhorst share their reflections.
Lyn Hilt, Joe Mazza, and Cheryl James-Ward contribute to this post.
I interview Barnett Berry about the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead but Don't Leave (Jossey-Bass 2013) authored by Barnett and Center For Teaching Quality colleagues Ann Byrd and Alan Wieder. In it, they document the leadership journeys of eight classroom educators (several who are regular contributors to this blog) who are spreading their expertise beyond their schools, districts, and states -- and even nationally and internationally.
This is Part One in a series responding to the question: "How can teachers best relate to Superintendents -- and vice versa?"
This post provides responses from a teacher's perspective, with contributions from Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; Dean Vogel, President of the California Teachers Association ; and Barnett Berry of the Center For Teaching Quality.
This is Part Two, and provides responses from a Superintendent's perspective, with contributions from three Superintendents (along with comments from readers): Joshua Starr, Pamela Moran, and John Kuhn.
I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!