Leading from Experience

Leading from Experience

Teacher leaders are seen as more credible by other teachers when they are still teaching at least one class. 93% of reporting TPN teacher leaders have classroom teaching assignments.

Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017) TPN Teacher Leader Survey, Spring 2017

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Teacher Leader as Lead Learner

Being a TPN teacher leader increased participants’ understanding of rigor and data-based decision making. TPN teacher leaders also report being better informed about how to positively impact student learning.   Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching...

The Role of Reflection

To help teachers become more habitual in thinking deeply about their own practice, TPN teacher leaders incorporate reflective questions throughout each learning cycle. 95% of TPN teacher leaders report that reflective activities effectively support their...

Putting Student Work to Work

93% of TPN teacher leaders report that collectively looking at student work is an effective strategy in supporting their teachers’ professional learning.   Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2018). Read Our Other...

Why Teachers Lead

Why teachers lead. When TPN teacher leaders were asked what motivates them to lead, 100% reported they do so to improve student learning and student achievement. Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2018). Read Our Other...

Reflective Practice in Action

To help teachers become more habitual in thinking deeply about their own practice, TPN teacher leaders incorporate reflective questions throughout each learning cycle. Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017) TPN Teacher Leader...

Teacher-led Learning Cycles

Research has shown that teacher leaders are better prepared to lead when armed with tools or a structure, such as a learning cycle, to guide how they lead professional learning for their peers.   Source: The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning...

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The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning

The Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning at WestEd advances teacher growth and innovation to improve student success, building a brighter future for all learners. At The Center we believe the key to unlocking student success is by growing teachers’ skill, knowledge and voice, creating the conditions for them to thrive, and amplifying their great work.

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