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Teacher Leadership
Improving Teaching and Learning From Inside the Classroom

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May 2007 | 152 pages | Corwin
'Long overdue. Teachers and the professors who teach them will greatly benefit from a seminal work that focuses on the teacher leader and gives those teachers the courage to stay where they are most needed.'ùFrom the Foreword by Rosemary Papa'Should be required reading in teacher preparation programs across the country.'ùBill Crabtree Jr., Supervisor of Teacher Certification, Texas A&BAD:amp;M University-Commerce'Authentic school reform cannot take place without the support and genuine involvement of classroom teachers. WilmoreÆs book recognizes the necessity of equipping teachers with the concepts and skills crucial to practicing leadership within the classroom and throughout the learning community.'ùDavid Barbosa, Superintendent, Grand Prairie Independent School District, TXA visionary model of leadership that acknowledges a master teacher's power to make a difference.Leadership development has traditionally focused on administrators' responsibility for promoting and enhancing school improvement efforts. Today, there are a growing number of educators who believe leadership in the classroom plays an equally significant role in building a strong school culture. In Teacher Leadership, highly regarded education expert Elaine L. Wilmore offers a global perspective on classroom teachers' participation as leaders of students and focuses on increasing classroom leadership capacity. The author speaks directly to teachers, providing them with the leadership skills necessary to maximize their capabilities while remaining inside the classroom. Based on ISLLC standards, this readable and insightful text:Integrates leadership and school reform research with strategies for improvement from inside classroomsGives teachers the tools to improve teaching, student learning, and job satisfactionShows how teachers can create change, grow as professionals, and become true leaders to other teachers, their schools, and their communitiesWriting in an informative and inspiring yet practical style, Wilmore empowers all teachers to become leaders from inside their classrooms.

 
Foreword by Rosemary Papalewis
 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Preface
 
1. Introduction to Teacher Leadership
 
2. A Vision for Teacher Leadership
 
3. Core Values and Moral Code: Ethics and Integrity for All Time
 
4. Classroom Culture and Climate: It Can Make You or Break You
 
5. Curriculum and Instruction for Today's Classroom: Not for the Faint of Heart
 
6. Equity for All Learners: Yesterday's Classroom Is Not Coming Back
 
7. Effective Communication in Today's Schools and Society: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It
 
8. Teacher Enhancement: If You're Standing Still, You're Moving Backwards
 
9. Bringing It All Together
 
References
 
Recommended Additional Reading
 
Index

"Should be required reading in teacher preparation programs across the country. Provides meaningful ideas to improve the overall instructional process."

Bill Crabtree Jr., Supervisor of Teacher Certification
Texas A&M University-Commerce

"Wilmore, the consummate administrator, shares her cutting-edge vision of teachers as the real leaders in today's classrooms. A long overdue proclamation, this is a must-read!"

Mary Lynn Crow, Distinguished Teaching Professor
The University of Texas at Arlington

"Authentic school reform cannot take place without the support and genuine involvement of classroom teachers. Wilmore's book recognizes the necessity of equipping teachers with the important concepts and skills crucial to practicing leadership within the classroom and throughout the learning community."

David Barbosa, Superintendent
Grand Prairie Independent School District, TX

"Based on ISLLC standards and blends insights on leadership and school reform programs to provide teachers with insights on how to improve teaching, student learning, and professional stature in the community. Perfect for either practicing teachers or college-level education collections."

Library Bookwatch, September 2007

"This book speaks to the necessity that systematic school improvement be created and maintained by those most directly involved."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008
School Library Journal

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