If we want great teachers to continue to be in the classroom and shape school and curriculum decisions, then the district must equip them to take the lead from the classroom, Evin Shinn writes.
October 2014 Archives
Teacher experts with big ideas worth trying are out there; it's up to district leadership to recognize their untapped potential, Paul Barnwell says.
Teachers need to be able to collaborate with their colleagues and step into leadership positions, but, Brittany Austin says, that's almost impossible without more institutional support and time.
It's not just that teachers need more time for professional learning, Ilana Garon says. It's that they need more control over that time.
When teachers spend their time being task managers, it takes away from their ability to improve their instruction, Brison Harvey says.