TLN writings and sightings

Members of the Teacher Leaders Network are highly quotable and are frequently featured in stories and interviews that appear on the websites of national publications and organizations. They’re also writers who are sought out to pen (or type!) articles of interest to teacher leaders. Here’s a selection of recent TLN writings and sightings —

ONLINE TEACHING
TLN’er Shannon C. De Baca was recently interviewed for the TeachersTalk feature at the TeachersCount website. Shannon describes what it’s like to teach high school science to students throughout Iowa via the Internet. Check out the TeachersTopic archives for interviews with other TLN members on subjects like student motivation, arts education, performance-pay, teacher action research, professional learning communities, teacher leadership, and culturally engaged instruction.

ACCOMPLISHED TEACHERS IN HIGH-NEEDS SCHOOLS
In an article titled “A Way Forward” in the October issue of NEA Today, TLN member Mary Ward offers her perspective on increasing the presence of expert teachers in our most challenging public schools. Mary is also quoted, along with TLN members Renee Moore and Michelle Capan, in a story on student rewards in the September NEA Today. And there’s an article written by Renee as well, describing her strategies for involving community members in the education process.

SPOTTED IN ASCD’S SMART BRIEF
The ASCD SmartBrief is one of education’s most popular daily e-newsletters. It’s free to anyone interested in subscribing – you don’t have to be an ASCD member. A valuable resource and one we recommend to all teacher leaders (who will appreciate the recent ASCD Educational Leadership issue on “Teachers as Leaders.”) In recent weeks, SmartBrief has regularly featured essays by TLN members in our Teaching Secrets series at Teacher Magazine Online. Here’s our TLN-TM archive, which includes the six articles written expressly for beginning teachers.

VOICE OF A TEACHER LEADER
TLN’er Bill Ferriter keeps a blog for the National Staff Development Council where, from time to time, he shares his thoughts about the connection between teacher leadership and professional development. Bill’s blog posts from last summer’s NSDC annual teacher leadership conference are thought-provoking and great idea starters. Here’s a sample.