Stories of Talladega County's transformation, Part 1

Like many districts across the country, great things are happening for the students and teachers in Talladega County, Alabama. Fortunately, the…


6 Minutes

TLI success stories:
Growing leadership through the NEA

More than a thousand teachers are leading the profession in substantive ways as a result of their active engagement in the Teacher Leadership…


5 Minutes

Virtual community as a lever for change

We live in a world filled with digital tools that educators are leveraging to engage with colleagues from across the country. Because of these tools…


3 Minutes

Shifting the system towards hope

I began my teaching career in 1975. For the first 20 years, the changes were modest alterations to the existing system. Lauren Hill clearly labels…


9 Minutes

Upside down is right side up:
Shifting priorities for professional learning

Do you have your list?  You know the one - the list of every single initiative, program, curriculum, and gosh darn good idea someone at your…


10 Minutes

Who we are:
How CTQ made my teaching and leadership

To say that my teaching and leadership have been transformed by CTQ and the Teacher Leaders Network (TLN) would be an understatement. My teaching…


6 Minutes

Personalized. From anger to acceptance.

She walked into my room, ponytail swinging. This 11th grader was not a regular student, but a drop-in, requiring some explanation. At this school…


5 Minutes

From potluck to teacher leadership

Perhaps the most inspiring step educators get to take is that first step into their own classrooms after landing an initial position at a school.…


7 Minutes

Teacher leadership - not a number

I struggled as a beginning teacher. I loved the curriculum and wanted to share literature with my students, but I had not mastered the art of…


9 Minutes

Stepping into the network - and into leadership

In the fall of 2005, I was two months into my first teaching position. Two months into the uncertainty, triumphs, and struggles of my chosen…


7 Minutes