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The Protagonist

Kristoffer Kohl

May 22, 2017

Collective leadership: A call to action

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Over the past two months, a collection of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and educational leaders from around the nation have grappled with these very questions in CTQ’s blogging roundtable discussion on collective leadership. And from that discussion, I’ve learned that the time for collective leadership is now.  Here’s what schools and districts need to make the shift from traditional leadership to collective.

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Kristoffer Kohl

May 6, 2017

Three keys to foster collective leadership

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Most educators agree that collective leadership is an excellent way to handle decision-making in school, but fostering it is challenging. Three keys are essential for success in developing collective leadership: strong listening skills, transparency, and a solutions-oriented mindset. Using these keys can make a big difference in building collective leadership action schools. 

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Kristoffer Kohl

April 25, 2017

10 actions to build a culture of collective leadership

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How can leaders engage teachers during meetings? If we want teachers to lead each other and actualize the school's vision, teachers need a safe space to have conversations that build a sense of community and shared purpose. This post offers 10 ideas for faculty and team meetings to break down walls and build a culture that enables collective leadership to thrive.

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Kristoffer Kohl

March 31, 2017

Building collective leadership from the central office

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Collective leadership is the recognition of varied sets of skills and strengths that need to be called out and called up to operate as an organism rather than merely as a system. If you’re about cultivating success of all kids, then you have to recognize that it is impossible to do it alone, and no one person has all the knowledge, talent, skills, and experience to meet the needs of everyone in the system.

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Kristoffer Kohl

March 10, 2017

What Hollywood gets wrong about transforming schools

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In CTQ's next roundtable blogging discussion, we’ll examine how education can move beyond individual rockstar teachers to collective leadership that elevates the profession. 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.

 

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Kristoffer Kohl

February 3, 2017

Are micro-credentials the next iPhone?

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Teachers have been earning credits and credentials for generations, so the claim that new micro-credentials will change professional development is likely to be met with some skepticism. But as I write for Education Week's 'On California' blog, they may be the next big thing.

Education Week: Are micro-credentials the next iPhone?

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Kristoffer Kohl

February 3, 2017

Teacher networks: Here, there, and everywhere

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Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power and influence. In a piece authored with Charles Taylor Kerchner of Claremont University, I detail the encouraging number of teacher networks in California and how they are transforming professional learning. 

Education Week: Teacher networks: Here, there, and everywhere

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Kristoffer Kohl

February 3, 2017

We know what to do about teacher shortages

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A new Learning Policy Institute Report tells us what we knew along. In a piece authored for Education Week's 'On California' blog, I write how supporting teachers and making their jobs decent will solve both the teacher shortage and teacher quality problems.

Education Week: We know what to do about teacher shortages

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