Teach to Lead: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Editor's Note: The following post was written by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and first published on the Department's "Homeroom" blog. On July 26th, the education community will celebrate the life of Ron Thorpe, president and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, who passed away after a battle with lung cancer. [...]

2015-07-27T19:05:44-05:00 July 26th, 2015|

Teach to Lead: Tacoma

Editor's Note: The following post was written by Mark Gardener, NBCT, and originally published on Stories from School, a group blog by NBCTs in Washington state and hosted by Washington's nonprofit teacher advocacy group the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession ( Something I like about teaching in my district is that I feel like [...]

2015-07-27T20:22:55-05:00 July 25th, 2015|

Teach to Lead at the 5th International Summit

Editor's Note: The following blog was written by Maureen McLaughlin, senior advisor to the Secretary and director of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, on the 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession. This blog was first posted on the Department's "Homeroom" blog. This year, six teachers who attended the Teach to Lead [...]

2015-07-27T19:55:49-05:00 April 2nd, 2015|

“I came away from the summit discussions with a renewed energy and commitment to teacher leadership and collaboration at all levels of education.”

Editor's Note: The following post is by U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan. It was first published on the Department's "Homeroom" blog, reflecting on the 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession, in Banff, Canada. During the last weekend in March, union leaders, state education leaders, teacher leaders, one of ED’s Principal Ambassador Fellows and I joined [...]

2015-07-27T20:04:28-05:00 March 27th, 2015|

“We came up with the idea — but it needed forming”

Editor's Note: The Minnesota Educator, a publication of Education Minnesota, featured Teach to Lead and the Denver summit in its March 2015 newsletter. The article was written by Glenda Holste and is available here as a PDF. Teach to Lead Innovates to Support Teacher Leadership Eric Cameron came home from the Teach to Lead Summit with a [...]

2015-02-27T19:02:54-05:00 February 27th, 2015|

“What’s your story and who do you tell?”

Editor's note: The following post is from Sarah Giddings, an NBCT and participant at the Boston Teacher Leadership Summit held at the beginning of this month. Read her reflection on the summit below. “What’s your story and who do you tell?”  This quote was a line sung in a vignette about teacher leadership at the third [...]

2015-02-25T21:53:57-05:00 February 25th, 2015|

Part 3: What do Tom Brady, dancing sharks, and teacher leadership have in common?

The following post is from Megan Allen, an NBCT and teacherpreneur at the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ). It was first posted on CTQ's blog and is reposted with permission. This is post three of a three-part blog series. We must know our audience. I’m not sure that the beach balls and the “Wiggles/Yo-Gabagaba” style dance number met [...]

2015-02-18T19:57:08-05:00 February 17th, 2015|

Teaching is Leading: Takeaways from the Teach to Lead Summits

Editor's note: The following post is by Kelly Fitzpatrick, a confidential assistant at the U.S. Department of Education. It was first published on the U.S. Department of Education's blog, Homeroom, and is being reposted with permission.  The room was electric. Just a year ago, back in my own classroom, this scene would have been unimaginable [...]

2015-02-05T15:31:22-05:00 February 5th, 2015|