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Barnett Berry

August 15, 2017

The future leadership of teachers

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Almost 30 years ago, Judith Warren Little, one of our nation’s most prominent scholars, offered a clarion call for teachers to lead school reform, not just be the targets of it. Since then teachers, slowly but surely, are beginning to serve in more expansive roles without leaving the classroom. In a piece originally published by TeachingPartners, Vicki Phillips and I cite examples of teachers leading in bold ways to explore the future of leadership of teachers.

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John Holland

August 14, 2017

The courage to leap

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Many teachers find themselves faced with the decision to leap into the unknown and confront fear, hope, self-knowledge, and, ultimately, commitment to the profession that teachers make at crucial times in their careers. In this post, I share the stories of four teacher leaders—Jessica Cuthbertson, Jessica Keigan, Megan Allen, and Lori Nazareno—who chose to make that leap.

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John Holland

June 29, 2017

Why this effective and passionate teacher is leaving the classroom (for now)

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When you look up the phrase “The one that got away” you find an urban dictionary post that reads: “The person that you could've and should've ended up with but didn't, usually because of a series of poor choices on your end.” I can’t think of a better way to talk about my friend Tonishia Short. In this interview, she explains why she's taking a break from the profession she loves.

 

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John Holland

June 24, 2017

Want to increase teacher retention? Redesign induction to focus on new teachers’ needs

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How can districts redesign induction programs to support teacher retention? In this post, roundtable blogger Brian Curtin shares how he proactively collaborated with a colleague to redesign induction framed around three key actions. The result? Amazing attrition data and long term support for new teachers. 

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John Holland

June 4, 2017

Turning "Too smart to teach" into a moment of motivation

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A high school teacher once told Krista Galleberg she had “too much potential” to become an elementary school teacher. While initially discouraged from pursuing a career in education, the Teacher Powered Schools movement rekindled her interest in classroom teaching, and inspired her to create and launch a student-run organization for other college students interested in the profession.

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Justin Minkel

May 15, 2017

Cracking the teacher recruitment and retention code

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I teach in a school that is 99% poverty yet has virtually 0% turnover. How has Jones Elementary cracked the teacher recruitment and retention code? Read how abstract “working conditions” like job flexibility, professional and personal growth, and advancement opportunities work together to create a culture of stability, mutual respect, and autonomy in this high-needs school.

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Barnett Berry

May 9, 2017

Meet John M. Holland, blogging lead for the teacher shortages roundtable discussion

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John M. Holland, Ph.D., NBCT, will lead the blogging roundtable discussion on teacher shortages this May and June. An early childhood educator in Richmond, Virginia, John has more than 20 years of experience serving his community's youngest and most vulnerable students.  

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John Holland

May 7, 2017

Dear Future Teacher: Why we need you to choose and stay in the profession

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The latest roundtable discussion on teacher shortages launches with this letter to future teachers. Roundtable lead John Holland challenges readers to move beyond the #ThankATeacher rituals of Teacher Appreciation Week. If we believe teachers truly matter, we must listen to their ideas, and honor the reasons they choose to teach (and stay) in this complex and challenging profession. 

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