Empower teacher leaders through the power of case study
Many teachers desire—but have a hard time obtaining—the training and support they need to lead others and expand their circle of influence. Like having a conversation with a successful teacher leader, this practical guide will help teachers strengthen their leadership skills, optimize student learning, and enhance the profession. Research confirms that the best way to become an effective teacher leader is through case study, and this book provides:
16 compelling case studies that cover a broad range of leadership experiences; Explicit guidance on using case writing and case analysis to enrich teachers' professional learning; A facilitator's guide with discussion questions for each case study
The people and events in these cases are real, and these relatable stories cover a variety of leadership dilemmas from diverse settings. Written in compelling and straightforward language, Teacher Leader Stories is most beneficial to staff development professionals and aspiring teacher leaders seeking the rich, substantive professional learning experience they need to become successful.
Chapter 1: The Value of Case Methods: Promoting Reflection on the Precarious Real World of Leadership
The Value of Case Methods: Promoting Reflection on the Precarious Real World of Leadership
Why Use Case Methods to Support Teacher Leaders?
While the case method of teaching and learning has become a standard in medical, legal, and business education, it is not yet a common approach in the field of education, although its use has grown in the last two decades. More than 10 years ago, Lee Shulman (1996) advocated for developing a case literature of teaching so that cases could help teachers “chunk” or organize their experiences into units they could analyze and use as a resource for disciplined reflection. The sampling of casebooks listed in Figure 1.1 reveals that significant ...