What is the power of collective leadership in shaping the culture of a school and improving student learning? Do strong education leaders enhance or diminish collective leadership?
During the next two months, members of the CTQ Collaboratory will explore the idea, benefits, and implications of collective leadership in the teaching profession.
In his blog post kicking off the roundtable discussion, CTQ’s Kristoffer Kohl—who will be leading with Illinois teacher Brian Curtin—points to the necessity of education to move beyond elevating only rockstar teachers. Instead, we should seek to celebrate and build collective leadership to elevate the profession. He posits: “By expanding our leadership lens to include instructional coaches, administrators, and policy advocates, we see teacher leadership as part of a web of support and collaboration that enhances the ability of teachers to improve their practice.”
Please share your thoughts and experiences by commenting on these blog posts, joining the conversation in the CTQ Collaboratory, and inviting people to join the discussion on social media with #CTQCollab. Follow CTQ on Facebook and Twitter to see when each new blog is posted.
- Barnett Berry: Meet Brian Curtin, blogging lead for the collective leadership roundtable discussion
- Barnett Berry: Collective leadership: Blurring boundaries and creating conditions for teachers and principals to lead together
- Brian Curtin: Collective leadership: A call to action
- Tricia Ebner: Three keys to foster collective leadership
- Rebekah Kang: 10 actions to build a culture of collective leadership
- Jessica Keigan: Confessions of a control freak
- Kristoffer Kohl: What Hollywood gets wrong about transforming schools
- Justin Minkel: Go far together: Lessons in collective leadership
- Elizabeth Sheehan: From catalyzing to implementing: Creating partnerships for change
- Nader Twal: Building collective leadership from the central office
Ready for your team to get started implementing or strengthening collective leadership at your school? Go to the Collective leadership playbook for tools and resources that your team can use to get started.