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John Holland

September 28, 2015

Nudging the Boulder


A friend in higher education asked me recently if my teacher leadership, especially in education policy, has been worth the time I have put into it. Essentially, he was asking, “Have you made a difference?” It is easy to say yes, but hard to say why.

Education policy is huge and unwieldy, like a boulder. It is possible to move but not alone.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

September 24, 2015

Do You Have to Channel Your “True North” to be a Teacher Leader?


In a room full of teacher leaders who are busy thinking, planning, and doing leadership work, who is focused on the people at the center? In your own practice, are you action-oriented, visionary, analytical or empathetic? Explore the Leadership Compass and reflect on the implications of your "go to" direction. 

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Jessica Cuthbertson

September 21, 2015

All In A Day’s Work: Maximizing the Inservice Structure


While professional learning varies greatly in terms of quality and intensity, how do we make the most of current school or district structures? Here are two tips to maximize the impact of a one-day inservice: implement immediately and share your results. Learn more about moving a day of learning into your daily practice in this post. 

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Barnett Berry

September 16, 2015

Time for teachers to prepare their future colleagues


The 47th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll results reveal that the American public wants to "make teaching more professional." If we trust and have confidence in teachers to work with our children, why wouldn’t we trust those same practitioners to prepare their future colleagues?


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Tricia Ebner

September 12, 2015

Being a Veteran Teacher


As the school year started and I saw many new faces at our opening district-wide meeting, I realized that I am now one of the veteran teachers. It made me consider how important and valuable my mentors have been to me. How can I possibly share the wisdom that's been shared with me, when those are my stories and experiences? What does it take to be a supportive, encouraging resource to newer teachers? 

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Jessica Cuthbertson

September 1, 2015

Three Back to School Resolutions For Teacher Leaders


This year my “classroom” is housed on my computer and in my car trunk. But the anticipatory back to school butterflies remain nonetheless. 

To prepare for this school year, instead of co-creating a class contract with students, I’m sharing three back to school resolutions for teacher leaders.

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