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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


July 2016 | 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

"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.' Ultimately, schooling reduces to a student with a textbook in hand, in a classroom with a teacher. Or maybe it is a keyboard and mouse instead of a textbook, but you get the point. The teacher and the student are the heart and soul of education, and whose voices should be more valued? 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, Associate Director, and Senior Learning Specialist
Academic Development Institute, Center on School Turnaround, and the Center on Innovations in Learning

"The overarching metaphor for the book is drawing parallel to the art, the science and the joy of fishing. It may well be a hobby or pastime for many but I can assure you that this book makes teacher voice a calling. Quaglia and Lande have 'landed' a big one indeed. Following on the success of Student Voice, this edition, with a focus on the teacher, baits our hook to such an extent that time, patience, knowledge, preparation, persistence, and satisfaction are indeed the ingredients one should devote to this exciting edition of the 'voice' literature. I could sit in a boat all day to catch the essence of this important work."

Ainsley Rose, President
Thistle Educational Development, Inc

"Teacher Voice: Amplifying Success ignites a transformation for teachers by moving them away from the objects of change in our schools, to becoming the agents of change! Quaglia and Lande use years of research to support actions that are focused on improving self-worth, engagement and purpose for all teachers."

Ray McNulty, Dean, School of Education
Southern New Hampshire University
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2016 School Voice Report

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