Follow The Teacher

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Teacher leadership is a critical component to achieving breakthrough results in school improvement. Developed from anecdotal evidence from dozens of teacher leaders and administrators, Follow the Teacher advocates that all teachers can and should take on leadership roles in their schools. It contains many stories of teacher leadership in action, staff activities to increase teacher leadership, quotes from teachers who are operating as leaders, and solutions for dilemmas teachers may encounter during their leadership journey. Follow the Teacher also focuses on system design. Within its pages is a blueprint for designing a system where teacher leadership flourishes. Principals are chiefly responsible for the effective design of the system, and this book will help them foster the conditions that will generate teacher leadership in their schools. Readers will not only be inspired by the examples of teacher leadership throughout this book, but will also understand ways that teacher leadership can be intentionally infused into a school system.

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Editorial Reviews

Damen Lopez
Many schools today view the act of teacher leadership as a bonus, when in fact it should be thought of as essential to an organization's success. Robert T. Hess not only makes a clear argument for why this is the case, but better yet, offers readers strategies on how to implement this important practice in our daily work as educators. Through this book we are reminded both of the daily role that teacher leaders play on our campuses as well as the necessity of having such leaders in order to ensure long-term success as a school.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578866762
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert T. Hess is a former secondary teacher and principal, and current district office administrator with experience at all (K-12) levels. He is the author of three books, has taught graduate courses at three universities, and has presented at state and national school conferences on the topics of school improvement, leadership, and systemic change.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Every Teacher Is a Leader Chapter 3 Culture Is Intentional Chapter 4 Teacher Leadership Roles: School, District, and Profession Chapter 5 From the Principal's Office: How to Support Teachers in Leadership Roles Chapter 6 Supporting Teacher Leadership through Professional Development Chapter 7 Leading to Learn: Creating Communities of Leaders Chapter 8 Supporting Teacher Leadership through Innovation and Reflection Chapter 9 Balancing Teacher Leadership Chapter 10 Appendix A: Teacher Leadership Scenario Responses Chapter 11 Appendix B: Teacher Leader Internet Resources

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