Online discussion of Trusting Teachers begins this Thursday

Mailing Date: 
November 27, 2012

What if trusting teachers, and not controlling them, is the key to school success? That’s the question Education Evolving pondered in its latest book, Trusting Teachers with School Success: What Happens When Teachers Call the Shots.

The book describes the school design and management choices of teachers who have autonomy not just to make classroom decisions, but to collectively—with their colleagues—make the decisions influencing whole school success; decisions about curriculum, budget, and whom to hire.

The authors also suggest implementation strategies for anyone who wants to support teacher autonomy as a means to high-performing schools.

Trusting Teachers is now available from, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. E-books (Kindle, Nook, and others) will be available soon.

Now is the perfect time to read the book. A “virtual book club” discussion of Trusting Teachers begins Thursday, November 29, through mid-January. Come explore the ideas in the book with others, including teachers who already have the sort of autonomy described in the book!

We also invite you to participate in Teachers in Partnership, an online community supporting teachers who call the shots. Members are already sharing resources, ideas, and encouragement on topics including distributed leadership, tenure and evaluation, and creative approaches to teaching and learning.

- Deborah Meier

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- John Merrow

"Trusting Teachers shows us what can happen when authority and accountability are brought together and teachers have a seat at every table."
- Linda Darling-Hammond

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