Delicious ambiguity: Leading by the seat of your pants

When I began my career as a classroom teacher fifteen years ago, I could never have imagined the trajectory my professional life would take. First a…


13 Minutes

Shifting from me to we

I was losing my mojo in the classroom a few years ago. As a physical educator coming off my fourth knee surgery in six years with low back issues…


8 Minutes

If you are a teacher, you ARE a leader!

My supervisor and I were reminiscing about a time before I was a teacher leader, and she quickly responded, “Was there ever a time you were not a…


7 Minutes

Collective leadership: An approach, not a program

Why Collective Leadership Initiative? I am a firm believer that teachers will stay in a school only if they have a high quality leader in their…


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The unending relay race to support our students

I have spent much of my “down time” over the last couple of months training to run the Hood to Coast 199-mile relay race in Oregon with some of my…


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Learning to lead together: Harnessing your change-agent superpower

Leading together is challenging. It requires revolutionized mindsets about how school systems should operate; however, it is the only avenue that…


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Collective leadership: Leading the schools of tomorrow

In the forthcoming series of blogs in this roundtable, K-12 public education leaders from across the country, working in different parts of the…


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Supporting teachers to lead without leaving the classroom

Walker Gamble Elementary School in New Zion, South Carolina has begun to move towards developing leaders across the school, as one  of 12 schools in…


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You can’t have more time, but you can change how you use it

Meredith Mehra is the Deputy Chief for Teaching and Learning with the School District of Philadelphia. Marisol Rivera Rodriguez is the principal of…


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We can’t create what we can’t imagine

LOOKING BACK In 2009, our team of 12 outstanding classroom teachers and CTQ’s founder Barnett Berry debated the future of education among ourselves…


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