Teacher Leaders are Pressed for Time

Teacher Leaders are Pressed for Time

Teacher leaders are pressed for time.  Research1 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 Teacher Leader Survey, spring 2017

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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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