Monthly Archives: April 2014

Teamwork and leadership: two sides of the same coin

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson A team always has a leader, but that leader cannot be successful without a team. In the spring of 2013, Vicky Edwards, a 5th grade teacher in Naples, Maine participated in a RESPECT Project roundtable [...]

2014-08-27T16:08:04+00:00 April 30th, 2014|

Implementing the distributive leadership model in the district and school level

Reading, MA has instituted a number of teacher leadership initiatives from the district and school level. The superintendent has initiated a distributive leadership model by engaging with teacher leaders in conversations about how they can best lead the college- and career-ready standards charge, as well as how leadership opportunities can empower teachers to take ownership [...]

2014-08-27T16:28:13+00:00 April 30th, 2014|

Teacher meets leadership through hybrid roles

Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) Professional Issues Director Mark Baumgartner, who served as facilitator of CTU’s chapter of the Teacher Leaders program in 2013-14, is a career educator currently teaching 9th grade English at Max Hayes High School. Like thousands of AFT members in hybrid roles, Mark integrates teaching with leadership service in his district. As [...]

2014-08-27T16:40:06+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|