Teacher Leaders are a critical part of a school’s continuous improvement. Through the Teacher Practice Networks (TPN) Initiative, The Center has worked closely with networks that are supporting over 750 teacher leaders in schools across the country.

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing our learnings from the dynamic teacher leaders in these networks based on surveys, interviews, teacher logs, and other data sources.

Our latest centerpoints

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...

CenterPoint Data Sources

An overview of the research we’ve conducted and the research studies we’ve drawn from:

The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2017)

  • TPN Teacher Leader Survey, administered by Rockman et.al., spring 2017 (N=502)
  • TPN Teacher Flash Survey, administered by Inverness Research Inc., spring 2017 (N=2627)
  • TPN Teacher Leader Interviews, summer 2017 (N=12)
  • TPN Teacher Leader Activity Logs, administered by Inverness Research Inc., spring 2017 (N=470)


The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning (2016)

  • TPN Teacher Leader Survey, administered by Rockman et.al., spring 2016 (N=241)
  • TPN Teacher Leader Activity Logs, administered by Inverness Research Inc., spring 2016 (N=101)


Additional Sources

  • Inverness Research, Inc. (November 2016) Teacher Practice Networks (Cohort 3): Summary Analysis of Progress in Year One
  • Inverness Research, Inc. (December 2017) Year 1 Progress Report: Cohort 4 of the Teacher Practice Networks
  • Inverness Research, Inc. (November 2017) Supporting Teachers as Leaders: Final Report on Cohort 3 of the Teacher Practice Network
  • Rockman, et al. (Spring 2016) A Survey of Teacher Leaders in the Teacher Practice Networks
  • Rockman, et al. (Fall 2017) Teacher Leader Survey of the Teacher Practice Networks
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