Though this article describes middle leaders in the UK – which would loosely translate to department heads or department deans in American schools – it thoroughly outlines the conflicts that can occur when taking on the role of both a teacher and a school leader simultaneously. This is a must read if you are considering accepting a teacher-leader position or have already accepted one.
There is no substitute for hearing from those that are actually performing the roles of teacher leaders. This transcript of a live chat between 3 teacher-leaders is a solid discussion of the issues and opportunities that occur with role of a teacher-leader directly from those that are experiencing it on a day-to-day basis.
The point of any leadership role is to provide positive outcomes for students. Are there any benefits to having teacher-leaders rather than leadership who do not have teaching roles as part of their day? If you want to see if you can provide a greater impact by taking on this role, this paper provides an in-depth look at school leaders and their impact on teacher effectiveness and school effectiveness.
A presentation such as this one is perfect to watch on your own or even to present to your school. It gives a strong foundation of what chronic absence actually is, why it is such an impediment to student success, and the strategies you can use to decrease chronic absenteeism.
Advancing in your career - and your paycheck - often means moving into administration. In the past few year, teacher-leader roles have allowed teachers to perform both teaching and leadership roles in a workday. While it is great for teachers to have this opportunity to retain their teaching skills while adding leadership duties, is it possible to be effective at both? This article is a great start to decide if a teacher-leader position is right for you.