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Students matter. Teachers, not so much.

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When advocating for policies to better meet students’ needs, teacher leaders can’t afford to bury our lead: the students. We need to explain how the changes we advocate will improve learning outcomes for students, not just working conditions for teachers. If we fail to make that case, we’ll never see the changes our students need.

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The Tibetan Pen Pal Project: Joy and Learning

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What happens when American students from a multicultural, urban high school begin corresponding with Tibetan teens in India? Read on to find out! 

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Liz Prather

April 27, 2015

How To Be a Teacher Leader

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CTQ blogger Sandy Merz recently posted “My Teacher Leader Manifesto” and challenged teacher leaders to write theirs. Instead of writing a manifesto, I decided to write a few thoughts about how one might become a teacher leader in his or her department, school or district.  These are some of the steps I have taken to develop as a teacher leader.

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Barnett Berry

April 27, 2015

Greece School District: What happens when administrators and teachers lead together

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If you’re looking for an authentic and bold brand of teacher leadership in America, look no further than Greece, New York. Greece School District's visionary collaborative model of leadership for teachers and administrators is one that I hope many other districts will follow in the years to come.

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Justin Minkel

April 26, 2015

Students matter. Teachers, not so much.

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When advocating for policies to better meet students’ needs, teacher leaders can’t afford to bury our lead: the students. We need to explain how the changes we advocate will improve learning outcomes for students, not just working conditions for teachers. If we fail to make that case, we’ll never see the changes our students need.

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Dave Orphal

April 22, 2015

Managing Sick Days

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I’ve been up all through the night with stomach cramps that feeling like I’m being kicked. I’d tell you more, but, you know, TMI.

When the alarm rang at 5AM, I knew there was now way I could go in. I needed a sub.

For many teachers, preparing for and cleaning up after a substitute is a nightmare. We will just drag our weak, sniffily, infectious bodies into school rather than surrender control of our classroom to a substitute.

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