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Diary of a Divergent Teacher Leader

Cheryl Redfield

May 30, 2015

What's Change Got to Do with It?

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Change in education in inevitable. Some change we come to expect because of the nature of our work--students will move on and colleagues will eventually retire. We celebrate and appreciate these kinds changes.

But what kind of sustainable systemic change can be made in education that will address teacher attirition as well as stem the constant flurry of education reform?

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Cheryl Redfield

May 3, 2015

#TeachingIs: Peer-to-Peer Collaboration

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One teacher alone without support is not an ideal condition for teaching and learning. But it is an all too common occurence. Yet, it is easy to understand why peer-to-peer collaboration has been viewed as a more viable and sustainable way to increase efficacy in the classroom. Because, when it is all said and done, the truth is that we are more effective together than in isolation.

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Cheryl Redfield

November 11, 2014

A Phoenix Rises in Arizona

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Teacher advocacy is not without its heart aches. But for those who persevere, what doesn't kill your career can transform you into a activist who rises like a phoenix. Read Katie's story and find out how she used the lowest point in her teaching career to jumpstart a new brand of teacher leadership!

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Cheryl Redfield

November 4, 2014

The Yellow Brick Road: Path of Teacher-led Reform

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In teacher-led education reform, big hairy audacious goals need the support of a collaborative team. Team members contribute time, resources, talent and share in the tasks that otherwise would be an impossible lift for one person. But who should be on the team? and Why?  One theory suggests that every good team must have Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion. Why?

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