Author: The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning

Teachers Lead and Learn

Since 2014, the TPN has supported the training of over 750 teacher leaders leading meaningful professional learning opportunities for over 12,000 teachers in urban and rural settings in 40 districts across 13 states.   Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017). Read Our Other CenterPoints Teacher leaders amplify reach online by Melissa Josue | Apr 11, 2018 | CenterPoint | 0 Comments TPN teacher leaders have shared their learning and expertise with well over 1 million educators via blogs, tweets, online posts, and conference presentations. This virtual approach to teacher support has been exceptionally effective...

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Time to Lead and Learn

Top three supports needed by teacher leaders: Time to collaborate with other teacher leaders Time to meet with teachers they support Help designing adult learning opportunities Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017). TPN Teacher Leader Survey. To Learn More Read: CENTERVIEW: TEACHERS LEADING THE WAY — TEACHER-TO-TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING   Read Our Other CenterPoints Teacher leaders amplify reach online by Melissa Josue | Apr 11, 2018 | CenterPoint | 0 Comments TPN teacher leaders have shared their learning and expertise with well over 1 million educators via blogs, tweets, online posts, and conference presentations....

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Teacher Collaboration Boosts Teacher Satisfaction

Research shows that teacher retention and satisfaction is greater in schools where teachers are empowered to be decision-makers, are valued for their expertise, and have opportunities to advance while remaining in the classroom. The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017). TPN Teacher Leader Survey. To Learn More Read: CENTERVIEW: TEACHER LEADERSHIP WORKS — IT BUILDS, ENERGIZES, SUSTAINS Read Our Other CenterPoints Teacher leaders amplify reach online by Melissa Josue | Apr 11, 2018 | CenterPoint | 0 Comments TPN teacher leaders have shared their learning and expertise with well over 1 million educators via blogs, tweets,...

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Teacher Leadership Builds Confidence

Teacher leadership builds confidence. After one year of leading their peers, 86% of teacher leaders felt confident in their role as a teacher leader.   Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017). TPN Teacher Leader Survey. To Learn More Read: CENTERVIEW: TEACHER LEADERSHIP WORKS — IT BUILDS, ENERGIZES, SUSTAINS Read Our Other CenterPoints Teacher leaders amplify reach online by Melissa Josue | Apr 11, 2018 | CenterPoint | 0 Comments TPN teacher leaders have shared their learning and expertise with well over 1 million educators via blogs, tweets, online posts, and conference presentations. This virtual...

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Pressed for Time

Research tells us that teacher leaders need dedicated time to lead workshops, observe and coach peers, and plan professional learning communities. Only 13% of TPN teacher leaders report having daily release time from their schedule.   Sources:  York-Barr, J., & Duke, K. (2004). What do we know about teacher leadership? Findings from two decades of scholarship. Review of educational research, 74(3), 255-316.;  The Aspen Institute and Leading Educators. (2014). Leading from the front of the classroom: A roadmap to teacher leadership that works. The Aspen Institute, Washington DC. The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017). TPN...

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