Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

by Douglas B. Reeves
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Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Do you want your school or district to truly become a learning organization? How do you foster lasting and meaningful change? How do you avoid rejection of your new approach to teaching and learning? If you've been involved in a school change effort, you most likely have struggled with these questions. To ease this struggle, Douglas B. Reeves has proposed a new framework to promote effective change efforts through teacher leadership. In this book, you will explore not only cutting-edge research findings, but also practical applications that can help improve student achievement and educational equity. You can learn how to achieve lasting results as an educator and school leader. You can learn from other teacher researchers how to infuse your classroom, school, or district with enthusiasm, meaningful teaching, improved results, and greater satisfaction.

Even as you strive for innovation, you naturally want to avoid having the next new thing become the latest old thing. To achieve lasting change, educators must embrace evidence-based decision making rather than the fact-free debate. Reeves has found that educators more readily accept decisions they disagree with if they believe the decision-making process was fair—not based on opinion or hierarchy. Reeves aims for you to help him build a network of teacher leaders based on this new evidence-based framework that will foster resilient learning organizations. Come along—explore, act, and share.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416606666
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Why a New Framework for Teacher Leadership?     1
The Leadership Imperative     10
The New Framework in Action     27
From Reflection to Resilience: Creating the Network for a Learning Organization     44
Barriers to Teacher Leadership     55
How Systems Support the New Framework for Teacher Leadership     70
Action Research Written Reports for Clark County School District, Nevada, May 2007     89
Action Research Proposal Form     148
Scoring Rubric for Action Research Proposals     153
Sample Action Research Proposal     155
Sample Action Research Report     158
Research Project Review Forms     165
Sample Participant Report     174
Guidelines for Data Walls, or "The Science Fair for Grown-Ups"     184
Science Fair Reflections     187
References     190
Index     195
About the Author     204

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