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Teacher Leaders Are ‘Hungry To Learn’ is Part Two in my Education Week Teacher series on teacher leadership.

‘Teacher Leadership is the Lifeboat to a Better School’ is the headline of another one of my Education Week Teacher columns.

“Teacher Leadership” is a phrase that’s used a lot, and to not always mean the same thing. It’s particularly important, I think, to talk about it now since Education Secretary Arne Duncan is kicking-off an initiative using the term (you’ll find commentaries on that effort later in this post).

I thought it might be useful to share a few of what I think are the best ones (or, at least, the ones that I think best convey what I think teacher leadership should mean).

To start off, here are two essential “Best” lists:

The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important

The Best Resources On Being A Teacherpreneur

Here are my other choices for The Best Posts & Articles On “Teacher Leadership”:

Will Arne Duncan leave a legacy of teacher leadership? is by Barnett Berry.

Does Duncan Believe in ‘Teach to Lead?’ is by Justin Minkel at Education Week.

Rick & Maddie on Sec. Duncan’s Earnest Call for Teacher ‘Leadership’ is from Rick Hess at Education Week. I think Rick Hess is right-on about Arne Duncan’s recent call for “teacher leadership.”

Check out Mary Tedrow’s blog post on the same topic.

Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul is an article I wrote for Education Week Teacher.

Here’s a video presentation I gave as a Keynote at the K-12 Online Conference on the topic, “Developing Leadership in Classrooms, Schools and Communities”:

Leveraging Teacher Leadership is the theme of a recent ASCD Educational Leadership issue.

A Brilliant Management Insight Helps Chipotle Retain Its Best Employees is an interesting article from Business Insider that I think has applications for the development of teacher leadership.

The New York City teachers union reached what appears to be a landmark contract that also includes a career ladder. Especially because of that last feature, I’m going to include these three pieces about the contract in this list:

Pact With New Mayor Would Give N.Y.C. Teachers Raises, Career Ladder is from Ed Week.

A Triumphant Return to Professionalism in New York City is by Diane Ravtich.

Teachers Question Pay-for-Performance Element in Proposed Contract is from The New York Times.

I’ve published a compilation of all my Ed Week posts on teacher and administrator leadership.

USDE Unveils “Teach To Lead”: Do We Really Need Another Online Community To Promote Teacher Leadership?

Career Advancement in the Classroom is by Walt Gardner at Ed Week.

ASCD has published a report on The Teacher Leadership Landscape.

Quote Of The Day: Teacher Leadership

Q & A Collections: Teacher & Administrator Leadership is the headline of my latest column at Education Week Teacher.

It contains links to all my posts from the past four years on Teacher & Administrator Leadership – in one place!

Five Cynical Observations About Teacher Leadership is by Nancy Flanagan.
A Community Organizer’s Definition Of Leadership – How Can It Be Applied To Education? (Part One)

Part Two: A Community Organizer’s Definition Of Leadership – How Can It Be Applied To Education?

“Deeper Learning” In The News Today

Education Week writes about what is – as far as I know – the first research study on “teacher leadership.”

Q & A Collections: Teacher Leadership is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. It contains links to all the Ed Week posts on teacher leadership that I’ve published over the last five years – in one place!

Finally, Developing Leadership Is Recognized as Improving Educational Outcomes! is from Ed Week.

School and teacher leaders increase student achievement is a report from The New Teacher Center. Here’s an Ed Week article about the report.

Study Finds That Principals Can Influence Student Learning Best By – Wait For It – Supporting Teacher Leadership

Statistic Of The Day: Teachers Feel Their Voices Should Be Heard

Bottom-Up School Reform: Teachers (Part 1) is from Larry Cuban.

Shocking – Study Finds Teachers More Enthusiastic About New Initiative If They Help Plan It



I hope readers will contribute more resources!