Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave
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.
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.
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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.
TEACHING 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools… Now and in the Future
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 (Teachers College Press, 2011), 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.
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Purchase a copy of TEACHING 2030 now—and join the CTQ Collaboratory to meet others who want to transform our schools. Teachers are welcome—and so are others who support teachers as leaders.
Read this illustrated PDF showing the Big Ideas in TEACHING 2030.
The TEACHINGSOLUTIONS 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.