Showing 6 ideas for tag "teacher voice"

Boston Teacher Leadership Summit

Teacher Advisory Council

In our state our two teacher unions advocated for a Teachers' Advisory Council with our legislators because of poor relations between the teachers and the department of education. In the summer of 2013, the council became a law. Our council is comprised of one teacher leader from each district. We meet on a monthly basis and make recommendations to the state Board of Education. This model could work in other states.... more »

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(@cjpoulos)

Summer 2014 Campaign

Connecticut's Teacher-Leader in Residence Hybrid Role

I have had the unique opportunity of splitting my time between teaching at my school and serving as a Teacher-Leader in Residence at the Connecticut State Department of Education. In this hybrid role, I have been able to work alongside policy leaders making decisions that impact public education while reflecting on my classroom practice and representing teachers and students at the state level. As a Teacher-Leader in... more »

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(@jalfuth)

Fall 2014 Campaign

Teacher Voice Website

I've started a teacher voice website, bluffcityed.com, to encourage aspiring teachers writers in my city to share their stories of working within their classrooms, our school district and our state. I specifically ask teachers to focus on how education policy impacts their ability to teach and work as a professional in our state. I actively recruit teachers from colleagues as well as other professional organizations within... more »

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(@treysmith)

Fall 2014 Campaign

Supporting Teacher Leadership, Engaging Math Change with Engineering

Principals should support teacher leaders in building partnerships beyond the school. As advisor to my school’s junior chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, I sought to provide students on our math team with more opportunities to compete. We hosted a one-time math quiz bowl in Philadelphia for teams of students from eight other public high schools. The event catalyzed a partnership with the Philadelphia... more »

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(@paul00)

Fall 2014 Campaign

Honoring Teachers' Voice Through the Power of Story

See the film, share YOUR story:
http://reynoldstlc.org/keepersoftheflame/

For the most effective teacher leadership, we need respect, support and trust for their mission-critical role in our children's lives. We hope this short animated poem called KEEPERS OF THE FLAME - by me and my twin brother Peter H. Reynolds through the Reynolds Center TLC - will influence the national conversation. But we rely on folks like you... more »

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