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.

Effective Approaches to Case Analysis and Case Writing

Effective approaches to case analysis and case writing

In this chapter, we offer an overview of the essentials you'll need to start working with these exciting approaches to professional learning. Before you begin to engage teacher leaders in the writing process, you must first learn to facilitate case analysis; we explain how to do this on pages 25–32. Then, the step-by-step guide to facilitating case writing on pages 33–43 will get you started in planning a collaborative writing process that will support leaders in writing their compelling stories. In both processes, your support of teacher leaders’ shared reflection on leadership practice and collaborative discussion provides the all-important scaffolding that turns this potentially risky endeavor into a rich and ...

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