More than 90 teacher-powered schools exist across the United States—and the movement is growing.

Discussion Starters for Creating a Teacher-Powered School: Lessons from the Pioneers are designed for teacher teams who are working through creating or maintaining a teacher-powered school. Offering lessons learned and tips from the pioneers of existing teacher-powered schools, these starters are interactive resources featuring sets of discussion questions for teacher teams to consider as they design and continuously improve their schools.

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  • Shared Purpose
  • Instructional Approaches
  • Defining Success
  • Selection and Hiring
  • Cultural Integration
  • Evaluation
  • Collaborative Management
  • Securing and Sustaining Autonomy

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Visit Steps to Creating a Teacher-Powered School, a how-to guide with more than 250 resources and detailed instructions for teacher teams designing, running, and maintaining a teacher-powered school.

Join the Collaboratory and the Teacher-Powered Schools lab to continue the conversation with other teachers interested in teacher-powered schools, share resources, ask questions, and more.