Q & A Collections: Teacher & Administrator Leadership
I'll begin posting new questions and answers in mid-September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past four years. You can see all those collections from the first three years here.
Today's theme - the seventeenth one in this summer series - is on Teacher & Administrator Leadership.
Previous updated thematic collections are:
You can see the list of Teacher & Administrator Leadership posts following this excerpt from one of them:
Today's contributors on the topic of making change in schools include Catherine Beck, Paul D'Elia, Michael Lamond, Julie Combs, Stacey Edmonson, Sandra Harris, PJ Caposey and Kirke H. Olson. In addition, you can see quite a few comments from readers.
Educators Sally Zepeda, Bill Sterrett, Pete Hall, and Opal Davis Dawson share their thoughts on how teachers can encourage - and "embrace" - change.
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!