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Other Duties as Assigned: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Expert Teacher Leadership
Jan Burgess with Donna Bates
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About This Book
There’s a lot more to being a teacher leader than any job description can capture. When action must be taken, new goals must be set, and new standards must be met, the administration depends on teacher leaders to tackle dozens of other duties as assigned—and do whatever it takes to help their peers function as a team, improve as educators, and further student learning.
In this book, you’ll find varied and engaging guidance for mastering both the concrete and intangible aspects of the essential teacher leader role, including
Authors and veteran educators Jan Burgess and Donna Bates highlight key research findings, provide prompts for reflection, address the common dilemmas of teacher leaders, and give real-world answers to the most-pressing leadership challenges. Along with lists of easily accessible resources to extend your professional learning, you’ll find a collection of practical, downloadable tools, surveys, templates, and checklists to help you translate the book’s advice into action. Whether you are thinking about becoming a teacher leader, are new to the teacher leadership role, or are a veteran teacher leader committed to the professional growth of your peers and yourself, you’ll find something in Other Duties as Assigned to challenge you, make you think, validate your work, enhance your leadership skills, and move your team (and students) forward.
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About the Authors
JAN BURGESS spent 24 years in school administration, primarily as an elementary and middle school principal, following eight years as a teacher and counselor. Her work with teacher leaders over those years formed the crux of her understanding of shared leadership as the model for creating and maintaining outstanding learning environments for students.
DONNA BATES has more than 30 years of elementary- and middle-level teaching experience. She has served as an elementary team leader, a middle-level curriculum leader, and a teacher association president. She has also been a member and leader of a number of district and state committees.
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