The Path from Teacher to Teacher Leader
Publication Type:Web Article
Year of Publication:2003
At the Teacher Leaders Network, we define "teacher leader" broadly -- for us, teacher leaders are educators who are interested and involved in work that advances teaching quality and student achievement. They may be full-time classroom teachers who work to build the profession in their schools; they may be individuals who spend part or all of their time in "coaching" or school-based staff development roles -- the descriptions could go on. We recognize that in some school systems and organizations, "teacher leader" is more narrowly defined as an individual who works with other teachers to build their expertise. These comments by teacher leader Kathryn Show (at the TERC/NSF Sustainability 2003 website) address this latter role. After reading her introductory remarks, follow the "read discussion" link to see what Show and other teachers who are in coaching roles have to say about the transition from teacher to "teacher leader.
Citation: Snow, K. (2003). The Path from Teacher to Teacher Leader. Retrieved from Sustainability 2003 3 Apr 2008. Link: http://sustainability2003.terc.edu/do.cfm/126/show