It's time for a bold new brand of teacher leadership.
Follow the journeys of eight American teachers who are exceptional, but not exceptions.
Teacherpreneurs (Jossey-Bass, 2013) demonstrates why and how innovative career pathways can help expert teachers benefit more students. (Teacherpreneurs: classroom experts who teach students for part of each day or week and spread sound practices and innovative ideas beyond their schools, districts, and states.)
The book, authored by Barnett Berry, Ann Byrd, and Alan Wieder, also documents barriers that teacher leaders face and suggests big-picture changes to advance the profession.
This book is not just about teacher leaders—it is for them and those who seek to draw on their expertise.
It is for you.
Are you a teacher? Teacherpreneurs can be a guidebook to launch (or encourage) your own leadership journey: reflect, apply, and share the ideas you encounter and create. Work through the book to craft a strategic plan to propose your own teacherpreneur role.
Not a teacher, but want to benefit from teachers' expertise? Teacherpreneurs will give you new ideas (and real-life examples) for collaborating with teachers, school leaders, policymakers, professors, and advocates for improving our public schools.
Are you interested in becoming a teacherpreneur? We're currently seeking applications from qualified teacher leaders who are effective in sparking student learning and have the knowledge and skills to lead transformative changes in teaching policy and practice. All applicants must be current members of CTQ’s virtual network for teacher leaders and be willing to teach half-time during the 2014-15 school year. Apply to become a teacherpreneur today - applications close on March 9, 2014.
No need to feel alone.
We invite you to exchange ideas in the CTQ Collaboratory, a virtual community open to all who support teachers as leaders. Here you'll find plenty of opportunities for networking, learning, and leading.