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Teacher Voice
Amplifying Success

  • Russell J. Quaglia - Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, President & Founder
  • Lisa L. Lande - International Center for Teacher Voice and Aspirations Inc., Executive Director


© 2017 | 144 pages | Corwin

Help teachers listen, learn, and lead for powerful school reform!

Teacher insight and experience is a powerful yet underutilized resource in education, especially in these days of the new ESSA. Help teachers find their voice and positively influence their school’s learning environment with this inspiring guide. Student aspirations pioneer, Russell Quaglia, helps you expertly facilitate the process. Using the author’s three-part School Voice Model, you’ll discover in-depth action steps to help you incorporate teacher voice that has to be heard to sustain change.

With Quaglia and Lande’s clear, step-by-step guidance, teacher interviews, reflections, and expert research, you’ll help teachers:

  • Work collaboratively for school change
  • Inspire and positively affect education stakeholders 
  • Effectively express themselves 
  • Build self-worth and realize their potential 
  • Increase engagement and define a sense of purpose
  • Amplify their voice via technology

Bolster teacher leadership and improve retention, innovation, professional development, and student achievement with this breakthrough guide!


"In this innovative book, Russell Quaglia and Lisa Lande sets out how we can change that and how the voice of teachers can serve to systematically advance the knowledge-base of the profession and establish opportunities for exchange, collaboration and support. In today’s world, even the best Minister of Education can no longer solve the challenges of millions of teachers. But if we can capitalise on the expertise of millions of teachers, we can create the world’s best school system.”

Andreas Schleicher
OECD


"Quaglia and Lande have produced a treasure trove of new and high leverage ideas. Teachers Voice contains two powerful messages. One is that teacher voice contains the seeds of widespread transformation of learning. The other main message, alas, is that teacher voice is vastly under utilized---and teachers know it! This book is a call and guide to action to leverage a resource that is under our noses. Read it and act."
Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus
University of Toronto

 
"Teaching and fishing? Only a couple very imaginative educators would pair these two topics in a book. But that is just what Russell Quaglia and Lisa Lande have done, and that is just what they are—imaginative, optimistic, and deep-thinking educators. Their triadic epigram—Listen, Learn, Lead—would have saved many a frustrated school administrator who thought they should start with 'lead.' This book is chock-full of sound advice, practical ideas, and voices of teachers, all describing how teachers work together and communicate with each other, with students, and with parents. Who, other than teachers, deserves a more prominent, yes central, role in any discussion of how schools improve. This is a delightful read that makes a less-imaginative educator want to get up in the morning and go to work. Or go fishing." 
Dr. Sam Redding, Executive Director
Academic Development Institute

 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER 1- ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ME USE MY TEACHER VOICE? YES!
Whatever Teachers Do, It Is Better With Students  
Why Student Voice and Teacher Voice Matter  
A Model for Understanding Teacher Voice  
Action Steps to Foster Teacher Voice  
Teacher Reflections  
 
CHAPTER 2- THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL OF TEACHER VOICE
Teacher Voice Over the Years  
Looking Ahead—Potential Impact of Teacher Voice  
Teacher Aspirations  
The Potential of Teacher Voice Realized  
Action Steps to Tap the Full Potential of Teacher Voice  
Teacher Reflections  
 
CHAPTER 3- PATHWAYS TO TEACHER VOICE
Willingness and Readiness  
Realizing the Potential of Teacher Voice Through the 3 Guiding Principles  
Teacher Voice Making a Difference  
Action Steps to Embrace Teacher Voice  
Teacher Reflections  
 
CHAPTER 4- EXPRESSION OF TEACHER VOICE
Balanced Conversation  
Expression of Teacher Voice Linked to the Guiding Principles  
Effective Expression of Teacher Voice  
Voice with Balance, Engagement, and Action  
Action Steps to Improve Teacher Voice  
Teacher Reflections  
 
CHAPTER 5- TEACHER VOICE: CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE AND INSPIRATION
Students  
Colleagues  
Leadership  
Parents  
Community  
Action Steps to Foster the Influence of Teacher Voice  
Teacher Reflections  
 
CHAPTER 6- TEACHER VOICE AND TECHNOLOGY
Listen  
Learn  
Lead  
Amplifying Teacher Voice Through Technology  
Teacher Voice: Make It Roar!  
Action Steps to Amplify Teacher Voice via Technology  
Teacher Reflections  
 
CHAPTER 7- IT IS TIME FOR YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD
Amplifying Success  
 
REFERENCES
 
INDEX

"This is a must read for every educator, stakeholder, and politician.  With so much focus on school reform, teachers are usually not even in the same room when decisions are made.  This book reminds everyone that if you want to reform education, you need the teacher’s voice to do it correctly!"

Glenn Robbins, Lead Learner/Principal
Northfield Community Middle School

"The missing link for most quality education models has been the absence of an essential keystone – the voice of those closest to the frontline. Teacher Voice: Amplifying Success by Russell Qualia and Lisa Lande supports the work of teachers and gives them specific steps for increasing their power and their influence towards improving education. It provides a blueprint for restoring collaboration, trust, and positive action among teachers.  Bolstered by current research and rich with ideas for implementation, this book covers all aspects of developing and maintaining a powerful, purposeful teacher community.  This enjoyable, inspiring call-to-action is a must read for anyone interested in proactively building active teacher connections in order to give every student a reasonable chance a success."

Debbie Silver, Author and co-author
Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8, Deliberate Optimism

"Teacher Voice speaks to every teacher that has ever felt undervalued, silenced or unmotivated because they felt their voices were not heard or did not matter. Quaglia and Lande do an exceptional job of scaffolding educational research, personal anecdotes and practical frameworks into this solution focused, captivating text. Teacher Voice is about establishing value, building capacity and strengthening schools through the creation of a community of leaders. A delightful read and a must read, Teacher Voice encourages schools to reassess their priorities and invest in those that have the greatest effect on student outcomes; the teachers."

Lisa Gibson, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator
Dubai, UAE

"It is not how much you talk, is how you talk.  Quaglia does it again and shows the 'how,' the importance of actively listening to teacher talk, how to value your voice, and how to converse, create and contribute."

John Hattie, Laureate Professor and Director
Melbourne Education Research Institute

"Russ Quaglia, more than anyone, has taught us about the importance of student voice. Now, in this extremely important book, he turns his attention to teacher voice. To create the schools our children need, we need to hear from everyone in our schools, not just a few. Quaglia and Lande tell us why teacher voice is important, explain how teachers can find their voice, and describe what leaders can do to hear what teachers have to say."

Jim Knight, Author of Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

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2016 School Voice Report

Chapter 1 Sample


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