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Missing our Mr. Miyagi moment

Editor's Note: This blog is by Mike Lee, NBCT, director of outreach and engagement at the National Board. It is reposted from the Arizona K-12 Stories from School blog. His bio is below. Think about “Star Wars.” How would the tale have ended if Luke had confronted Darth Vader, but had yet to meet Obi-Wan Kenobi and [...]

2015-01-27T16:24:09+00:00 January 26th, 2015|

Looking beyond the summits

Editor's Note: This blog was co-authored by Hope Street Group Kentucky Fellow Natalie McCutchen and America Achieves Fellow Katrina Boone following the first Teach to Lead Summit in Louisville, December 6-7, 2014. Their bios are below. Although there is still some uncertainty and disagreement about the term, teacher leadership has quickly become a hot topic for discussion [...]

2015-01-27T16:23:27+00:00 December 15th, 2014|

Building The Capacity of Beginning Teachers

Anna Baldwin worked with a team to create professional learning to improve the teaching skills of beginning teachers in the district. School: Arlee High School District: Arlee Joint District State:  Montana Source: National Network of State Teachers of the Year In my hybrid position as a half-time instructional coach and half-time teacher, I am tasked not only [...]

2014-11-19T20:31:05+00:00 November 19th, 2014|

Building an Algebra Scope and Sequence That Makes Sense

John F. Mahoney partnered with other district math teachers to map out a scope and sequence for Algebra I that aligned with the Common Core State Standards and to teach the sequence to teachers. School: Benjamin Banneker Academic High School State: District of Columbia Public Schools Source: teacher The District of Columbia Public Schools started the [...]

2014-11-19T19:43:59+00:00 November 19th, 2014|

Literacy Leadership Across the Curriculum

Serving in a hybrid role, Sarah Yost created cross-curricular literacy training that dramatically improved students’ reading skills. School: Westport Middle School District: Jefferson County Public Schools State: Kentucky Source: Hope Street Group After our school was identified by our state as a school with repeated low performance on state tests in 2013, my principal asked me to [...]

2014-11-12T21:14:22+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

Transforming Student Relationships

As a teacher leader in his school and a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow, George Mueller helped initiate his school’s transition to Smaller Learning Communities , which has transformed relationships among students and teachers. School: Dunbar Vocational Career Academy District: Chicago Public Schools State: Illinois Submitted by: Teach Plus George Mueller is a high school social studies teacher at [...]

2014-11-12T20:02:36+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

A Team Approach to Literacy Leadership

Rebecca Gault worked on a team with two other teachers to improve literacy instruction at her middle school. School: Bel Air Middle School District: Harford County Public Schools State: Maryland Source: Teacher The story began when my former principal, Nancy Reynolds, saw a need for improved literacy instruction and brought together a team of teacher leaders to [...]

2014-11-05T20:16:22+00:00 November 5th, 2014|

Leaving a Comfort Zone to Extend My Reach

Maryann Woods-Murphy worked with school faculty, administration, and state organizations to reimagine gifted education as a lever to achieve whole school reform. State: New Jersey Source: National Network of State Teachers of the Year Sometimes being a teacher leader means being open to making big changes. After years of working as a high school Spanish teacher, [...]

2014-11-05T17:27:52+00:00 November 5th, 2014|

We Love Staff Meetings! Seriously.

Katie Brown helped her school transform their ho-hum staff meetings into energetic scenes of teacher leadership in action. School: Shuksan Middle School District: Bellingham Public Schools State: Washington Source: National Network of State Teachers of the Year If you walked into our library five years ago on a Tuesday at 8am, you would have heard the [...]

2014-10-28T16:37:52+00:00 October 28th, 2014|

Preparing State’s Evidence

Working with Hope Street Group State Teacher Fellows in Kentucky, Brad Clark mobilized teacher voice to inform state legislators about important issues, including the impact of the Common Core and reduced funding for education. School: Simmons Elementary District: Woodford County Public Schools State: Kentucky Source: Hope Street Group During the spring 2014 state legislative session, several policies were [...]

2014-10-28T16:10:50+00:00 October 28th, 2014|