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Mirror Images

New Reflections on Teacher Leadership

Mirror Images presents ten iconic teacher-leadership models that help teachers move away from teaching as they were taught toward new roles that can transform the profession.

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  • Grade Level: K-12
  • ISBN: 9781412994040
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 224
  • Publication date: September 21, 2011

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Reflections on the new teacher leaders

What inspires teachers to see themselves as leaders? Mirror Images takes a comprehensive look at what teacher leadership means today and how teachers can transform the future of their profession. Included are ten iconic images of teacher leadership roles to help teachers move beyond teaching as they were taught. The authors make a compelling case for the importance of teacher leadership today, based on these current conditions:

  • Top-down change is less effective today than ever
  • Teacher leadership in schools is a force, not a position
  • Old stereotypes of teaching keep teachers from striving for more
  • Leadership, learning, and change are united

This book challenges you to avoid simply becoming a replica of teachers you have seen in the past. Instead, embrace your own vision for what is possible and become the teacher leader you were destined to be.

Key features

Each chapter following the introduction introduces the concept, demonstrates the model in action, describes how it affects change, and specifically gives a story from the field. Furthermore, the end of each chapter offers implementation advice to both teachers and principals. Each of these sections just described is broken out into a discreet component of each chapter.

Iconic Images of Teachers

One of the most important aspects of this book will be the delivery of iconic images of teacher leadership. There will be @12 iconic images that demonstrate each of the mental models for teacher leadership presented in this book. For example, The Expert and Champion for Learning, The Keeper of Love, Hope, and Belief, The Courageous Transformationalist, etc., etc. will each have an iconic image that will be associated with its description.




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Casey Reason

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Casey Reason is a writer, researcher, and consultant who has worked with international thought leaders on breakthrough strategies designed to improve performance and overcome resistance to change. Dr. Reason's approaches are founded on the emerging body of research in brain science and adult learning theory. Casey's work as an instructional designer was prominently featured in a Forbes.com article in 2010 and he has been a featured speaker in conferences all over the world for the past ten years. Casey is a former high school principal and assistant superintendent. His book, Leading a Learning Organization: The Science of Working with Others was released in January of 2010 and was selected by Phi Delta Kappa International to be a 2010 PDK Book Club selection. Dr. Reason lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his twin sons, Brice and Kiah.

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Clair Reason

Clair "Tuffy" Reason attended the University of Toledo, where he received his bachelor's degree in education and was a Mid-American Conference Champion Division I basketball player. In the Army, Tuffy was a member of the Border Patrol in West Germany and served as a reporter for the Stars and Stripes military newspaper. After college and the army, he worked in commercial radio as a sportscaster, news writer, and talk show interviewer at stations in Ohio and Michigan. Tuffy then earned his master's degree in education from Bowling Green State University and taught English and Speech at Clay High School in Oregon, Ohio for 26 years. He also was a teacher and administrator at Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio and at Bowling Green State University. He, with his wife Janice, live in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he continues work as a writer, editor, and program planner for Highpoint Learning, Incorporated.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Authors


1. The Learning Advocate

2. The Believer

3. The Transformationalist

4. The Synergizer

5. The Method Master

6. The Fully Invested Owner

7. The Present Balance Keeper

8. The Servant

9. The Inquisitor

10. The Detective






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