Large scale implementation and systemic change
3-5 year tenure in a school
Hierarchical and Top Down
Organic and Bottom Up
20-30 year tenure in a school
Demonstrates excellence in teaching
Three True Teacher Leaders
She mobilized others .
He took risks first
She took the initiative to try something new.
Characteristics of Teacher Leader
Using data in decisions
Recognizing Opportunities & Initiative
Mobilizing people around a purpose
Sustaining commitment & anticipating negativity
Contributing to a Learning Organization
Willingness to Work Hard
Creativity & Flexibility
Tolerance for ambiguity
Confidence & Decisiveness
Open-mindedness & Humility
Optimism & Enthusiasm
Commitment to Student Learning
Expert Teacher, not necessarily experienced
School culture determines extent of teacher leadership.
Culture of Hard Work
Culture of Respect
Listen to us and treat us as "full fledged human beings"
Don't talk down to us; remember we are the "experts" on our children.
Please no back -biting and listen to our ideas without judgement.
Don't take us for granted.
Culture of Professional Inquiry