CTQ’s two books, Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave, by Barnett Berry, Ann Byrd, and Alan Wieder (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and TEACHING 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 accomplished teachers (Teachers College Press, 2011), frame a bold vision for the profession’s future.
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 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.
Who should read this book?
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.
The future of teaching and learning, as imagined by those who know students best: practicing teachers. That’s what you’ll find in TEACHING 2030, coauthored by twelve accomplished teachers and CTQ founder Barnett Berry.
TEACHING 2030 unlocks some big ideas that will boost our students’ future:
- Dynamic and flexible learning environments including powerful new ways to define and measure school success;
- Learning in and out of cyberspace;
- Reinvented brick-and-mortar schools that serve as 24/7 community hubs for families;
- Teaching as a well-compensated career with many pathways, ensuring every child has effective teachers;
- New leadership force of 600,000 teacherpreneurs—classroom experts who blur the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them.
Purchase your copy of TEACHING 2030 — and join the CTQ Collab to meet others who want to transform our schools.
This illustration shows the big ideas in TEACHING 2030.
The TEACHING 2030 team includes Jennifer Barnett, Kilian Betlach, Shannon C’de Baca, Susie Highley, John Holland, Carrie Kamm, Renee Moore, Cindi Rigsbee, Ariel Sacks, Emily Vickery, Jose Vilson,and Laurie Wasserman.