Teachers Must Power the Learning

Teachers, perhaps organized in partnerships like professionals in other fields, aggressively seek to lead the learning in their classroom, department, program or school. They accept accountability for school success in return for the ability to control what matters for school success.

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  1. Teachers lead the design and implementation of student-centered learning
  2. More groups of teachers collectively design and run schools and programs
  3. Teacher preparation adapts to these coming changes in teacher roles

For Us, Teacher Leadership = Teacher-Powered Schools

Our concept of teacher leadership is not about bringing “teacher voice” into a top-down policymaking and management process or giving teachers more “career pathways” within that hierarchical structure.

Instead, we work to move final decision-making authority in schools into the hands of the professionals who know students best—the teachers.

We call schools like these teacher-powered schools.