TheStandards

Within Every School There is a Sleeping Giant
Of Teacher Leadership

Denver's Math and Science Leadership Academy (MSLA) has no principal. Accomplished teachers lead MSLA, teaching diverse learners. 97% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 70% speak English as a second language. Watch this brief video to learn more—then read a case study from the Center for Teaching Quality about the school’s creation, backed by a reform-minded union. MSLA's work touches every domain of teacher leadership in action.

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Fostering a Collaborative Culture to Support Educator Development and Student Learning

The teacher leader is well versed in adult learning theory and uses that knowledge to create a community of collective responsibility within his or her school. In promoting this collaborative culture among fellow teachers, administrators, and other school leaders, the teacher leader ensures improvement in educator instruction and, consequently, student learning.

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Accessing and Using Research to Improve Practice and Student Learning

The teacher leader keeps abreast of the latest research about teaching effectiveness and student learning, and implements best practices where appropriate. He or she models the use of systematic inquiry as a critical component of teachers’ ongoing learning and development. 

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Promoting Professional Learning for Continuous Improvement

The teacher leader understands that the processes of teaching and learning are constantly evolving. The teacher leader designs and facilitates job-embedded professional development opportunities that are aligned with school improvement goals.

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Facilitating Improvements in Instruction and Student Learning

The teacher leader possesses a deep understanding of teaching and learning, and models an attitude of continuous learning and reflective practice for colleagues. The teacher leader works collaboratively with fellow teachers to constantly improve instructional practices.

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Promoting the Use of Assessments and Data for School and District Improvement

The teacher leader is knowledgeable about the design of assessments, both formative and summative. He or she works with colleagues to analyze data and interpret results to inform goals and to improve student learning.

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Improving Outreach and Collaboration with Families and Community

The teacher leader understands the impact that families, cultures, and communities have on student learning. As a result, the teacher leader seeks to promote a sense of partnership among these different groups toward the common goal of excellent education.

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Advocating for Student Learning and the Profession 

The teacher leader understands the landscape of education policy and can identify key players at the local, state, and national levels. The teacher leader advocates for the teaching profession and for policies that benefit student learning.

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