Growing Leaders Within
This quote by novelist and historian John Buchan resonates with my personal leadership vision of helping school administrators discover their greatness within. The best leaders deliberately grow and empower others for extraordinary outcomes.
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The impulse to write this book began soon after the completion of our first, The Leader Within. We looked on that work as foundational in the sense that if anyone wanted to know more about teacher leadership or the Teacher Leader Model Standards (TLMS), reading the book could be an option. The Leader Within wasn’t written for a particular audience. We both use it as a...
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To the Experienced or Aspiring School Administrator and Teacher Leader:
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If you are reading this book, you have undoubtedly reached the conclusion that teacher leadership is needed or you are just beginning to explore teacher leadership for school improvement or transformation. In either situation, it is important to realize that teacher leadership is indeed essential in today’s schools—no matter if it is a public, private, large, small, urban, or rural...
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At this point, readers may be asking themselves, “First we need to realize the importance of teacher leadership, now we need to recognize the skills? Where is the substance?” We will get to that. We think that it is important to seriously consider your understanding of teacher leadership before getting into the recruitment stage. This type of thinking is called metacognition,...
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At this stage in our process, you are ready to begin recruiting those individuals that you deem worthy of either becoming a part of your leadership team or have the potential to be quality teacher leaders. The realization that teacher leadership is essential naturally led to a thoughtful assessment of who, in your teaching ranks, possess the characteristics and possibly already have the skills...
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The first step to growing teacher leaders is ensuring that the school’s culture is characterized by learning. A culture of learning leads to a focus on student achievement and the development of staff. A culture of learning also helps to grow leadership capacity. One of our respondents, who obviously has experience growing teacher leaders, exemplified not only the journey to the Growth...
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As we stated in Chapter 4, the terms grow and nurture are sometimes used synonymously. We believe that in teacher leadership development, there is a difference and our research substantiates our claim. Throughout the Growth phase, the teacher leader recruits were given numerous opportunities to demonstrate their worth and, depending on the situation, were able to prove themselves...
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My first administrative job was in a small K–8 school in southwestern Minnesota. The total student population was 127. Ironically, I graduated from the school (when it was still a K–12) 17 years before being hired. The school board was willing to take a chance on “one of their own” to run, and I mean run, the school. How much of a chance? I had yet to earn my administrative...
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We both hope that you take some time (as we did when writing this chapter) to appreciate and reflect on your journey from the Realize phase to this last and final phase for growing teacher leaders. The first thing that might strike you as odd is that we did not call this phase “professional development or staff development.” We believe that advancing the skills for teacher leaders is...
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Throughout both The Leader Within and Growing Leaders Within, we continually stressed that growing teacher leaders is not a destination, but a journey. Growing leaders is not an easy process, in fact, many attempt to grow leaders only to fail as a result of (1) not having a vision for teacher leadership, (2) not having a well-developed plan, (3) not understanding teacher leadership,...
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Effective School Characteristic No. 1: Clear and shared focus
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Michael Coquyt, EdD, is currently an assistant professor of education at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He teaches primarily in the educational leadership graduate program. Coquyt also coordinates the curriculum and instruction graduate program. He has served as a superintendent, high school principal, and classroom teacher. He is the co-author of The Leader Within:...
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