"Long overdue. Teachers and the professors who teach them will greatly benefit from a seminal work that focuses on the teacher leader and gives those teachers the courage to stay where they are most needed."
—From the Foreword by Rosemary Papa
"Should be required reading in teacher preparation programs across the country."
—Bill Crabtree Jr., Supervisor of Teacher Certification, Texas A&M University-Commerce
"Authentic school reform cannot take place without the support and genuine involvement of classroom teachers. Wilmore's book recognizes the necessity of equipping teachers with the concepts and skills crucial to practicing leadership within the classroom and throughout the learning community."
—David Barbosa, Superintendent, Grand Prairie Independent School District, TX
A visionary model of leadership that acknowledges a master teacher's power to make a difference.
Leadership development has traditionally focused on administrators' responsibility for promoting and enhancing school improvement efforts. Today, there are a growing number of educators who believe leadership in the classroom plays an equally significant role in building a strong school culture. In Teacher Leadership, highly regarded education expert Elaine L. Wilmore offers a global perspective on classroom teachers' participation as leaders of students and focuses on increasing classroom leadership capacity. The author speaks directly to teachers, providing them with the leadership skills necessary to maximize their capabilities while remaining inside the classroom.
Based on ISLLC standards, this readable and insightful text:
- Integrates leadership and school reform research with strategies for improvement from inside classrooms
- Gives teachers the tools to improve teaching, student learning, and job satisfaction
- Shows how teachers can create change, grow as professionals, and become true leaders to other teachers, their schools, and their communities
Writing in an informative and inspiring yet practical style, Wilmore empowers all teachers to become leaders from inside their classrooms.