"Who are your teacher leaders? What are you doing to encourage them? In Every Teacher A Leader, Levin and Schrum provide a well-researched yet practical framework for identifying and cultivating teacher leaders. Whether you are a school administrator, current teacher, or an aspiring teacher, this book is essential for ensuring that every teacher can be equipped to lead. Throughout the book, Levin embeds various self-evaluations, resources and suggestions for activities to implement within your organization making this book a cornerstone for a long term professional development project."
-- Spike Cook, Principal"This book addresses a fundamental shift in thinking about leadership in schools. Rather than leadership being held in the office of an administrator, this book shows how more impactful leadership actually resides in the classrooms among the teachers. This book not only makes a case for leadership being the responsibility of the teachers, but also lays out a clear path why teacher leadership is truly the leadership we need in our schools and how to get there."
-- Josh Stumpenhorst, Teacher, 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year"Barbara Levin and Lynne Schrum have greatly added to the knowledge base of teacher leadership. The text they have authored provides in-depth information for understanding school climate and vital interpersonal skills, along with many more valuable ideas and dispositions for educators at all levels. This text takes understanding teacher leadership to a higher level. Every teacher and principal should read
Every Teacher a Leader."
-- Doug Roby, Professor of Educational Leadership"As schools and universities emphasize the need for developing teacher leaders, Levin and Schrum present a practical guide for doing so. Grounded in literature and offering activities, questions to ponder, and self-assessment tools, this book is useful for practitioners as well as college classrooms."
-- Pamela S. Angelle, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator"Levin and Schrum's book is more than a book of theory and idealism. It makes leadership a concrete, identifiable, and learnable goal for any teacher. It analyzes the qualities of leadership as it relates to the unique needs of our schools. Furthermore, and most importantly,
Every Teacher a Leader provides resources to help nurture and leverage the leadership in one's staff or even in oneself. Teacher leadership is necessary on every campus and in every district."
-- Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Middle School Teacher & Author, Writing Behind Every Door"Opening our minds to a wide range of possibilities for developing teacher leadership, Levin and Schrum lay out a career pathway for aspiring teacher leaders committed to the classroom and guidance for their site administrators. Teachers' voices bring the narrative alive with authentic perspectives from the field. Embedded in this eclectic, practical approach to leadership is an optimistic, attainable vision for improving teaching and learning for all students."
-- S. David Brazer, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director"Get inspired to act with
Every Teacher a Leader, a practical guide for amplifying teacher leadership to continuously improve our schools. Teachers, even if you don't yet think of yourself as a teacher leader, this book is for you! Administrators who want to be at the cutting edge of distributive leadership, this book is for you!"
-- Tonya Ward Singer, Author