Immerse yourself in exploring the heart of teacher leadership!Practicing the art of teacher leadership requires self-reflection, creativity, and discipline. This comprehensive reader brings together the top voices in the field, encouraging teacher leaders to examine the tensions in their practice. Edited by recognized experts in leadership circles, Richard Ackerman, author of The Wounded Leader, and Sarah Mackenzie, this must-have resource contains classic essays and contemporary gems that examine teacher leadership in insightful and surprising ways. This well-organized compendium features stories and lessons from teacher leaders that explore current issues, underlying feelings, and fresh perspectives for an in-depth examination of teacher leadership. Within a five-part structure, each section begins with an introduction and closes with questions designed to encourage reflection and discussion.Readers will be able to use:Stories, essays, and research findings for insight and explorationProtocols to structure conversations about common issuesIdeas for inspiring and motivating other educators to examine and improve their practicesRevealing the inner world of teacher leaders will prompt readers to think more deeply about their own leadership.
Sarah V. Mackenzie is associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Maine. She has dealt with ethical issues in education for many years, first in her own hands-on experiences as a teacher and teacher leader and now in her role as a professor of educational leadership. Her most recent book, Uncovering Teacher Leadership: Essays and Voices From the Field (Corwin, 2007), is a compilation of writing focused on the inner lives of teacher leaders. She and Richard Ackerman published an article in the May 2006 issue of Educational Leadership titled "Uncovering Teacher Leadership." In all of her work-as a teacher and a teacher of teachers and leaders-she has recognized the critical relationship between what teachers believe about their work and how successfully they perform that work.
Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Looking at Teacher Leadership 1. Surprising Outcomes or Why Do They Read Macbeth? - Elizabeth Wiley 2. The Teacher Leader - Roland S. Barth 3. What Research Says About Teacher Leadership - Ann Lieberman and Lynne Miller 4. Teachers as Leaders: Emergence of a New Paradigm - Frank Crowther, Stephen S. Kaagan, Margaret Ferguson, and Leonne Hann 5. Honoring the Uniqueness of Teacher Leaders - Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller 6. I'm Not Like You - Laura Reasoner Jones Questions for Reflection and Conversation Part II: Teacher Leaders Everywhere 7. Teacher Professionalism: Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes - Nancy Flanagan 8. Leadership to the Fore - Michael Fullan 9. Teaching as Leading - Linda Lambert, Michelle Collay, Mary E. Dietz, Karen Kent, and Anna Ershler Richert 10. What Teachers Bring to Leadership: The Distinctive Assets of Teachers Who Lead - Gordan A. Donaldson, Jr. 11. Leading From the Parking Lot - Barbara H. White Questions for Reflection and Conversation Part III: The Heart of Teacher Leaders 12. The Courage to Lead - Todd West 13. On the Balcony - Kathy Stockford 14. Teacher Leadership: Noble Aspiration or Myth? - Hank Ogilby 15. The Golden Rule of Leadership - Samuel Moring 16. A Year in the Life of a Teacher Leader: Enacting Core Beliefs - Terry Young 17. Works Well With Others: The Nurturing of a Teacher Leader - Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton 18. The Code of Silence - Betsy Webb 19. Confessions of a Teacher Leader - Liz Murray 20. Reaching Out to Parents - Deborah Vose 21. A Roaring Silence - Wendy Lessard 22. Education's Glass Ceiling - William Ferriter 23. Learning in the Risk Zone - Stephanie Marshall 24. Hard Lessons About Leadership - Jennifer Ribeiro 25. I, Leader - Gary Chapin Questions for Reflection and Conversation Part IV: Keeping the Teacher in the Leader 26. Looking Within: A Principal's Thoughts About Teacher Leadership - George F. Marnik 27. Taking on Teacher Leadership: A Foray Into Netherland - JoAnne C. Dowd 28. To Lead or Not to Lead? A Quandary for Newly Tenured Teachers - Morgaen L. Donaldson 29. The Continuum of Leadership Development: Teacher Leaders Move to Administration - Sarah V. Mackenzie 30. Working Together Through Learning-Oriented Leadership: Promising Practices for Supporting Teacher Leadership and Growth - Eleanor E. Drago-Severson 31. Encouraging Districtwide Teacher Leadership - Mary Ann Minard Questions for Reflection and Conversation Part V: Nuturing Teacher Leaders 32. It Isn't Just a Dream - Linda Bowe 33. The Heart of Teaching: Making the Connection Between Teaching, Leadership, and Inner Life - Sam M. Intrator 34. Learning and Growing From Convening: A Context for Reflecting on Teacher Practice - Eleanor E. Drago-Severson, Jennifer Roloff Welch, and Anne E. Jones 35. America's Teaching Profession and the Teacher Leaders Network - Barnett Berry and John Norton 36. Teacher Leaders Redefining the Status Quo Through Critical Friends Groups - Deborah Bambino 37. The Paradox of Teacher Leadership - Jed Frank Lippard 38. The Times They Are A-changing - Martha McFarland Williams Questions for Reflection and Conversation Part VI: Conclusion 39. (How) Can a New Vision of Teacher Leadership Be Fulfilled? - Sarah V. Mackenzie 40. Leading From the Back - Richard H. Ackerman Index About the Editors About the Contributors
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