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Teachers Leading the Way: Voices from the National Teacher Forum - April 1998

Getting Started

Teachers need support to move into leadership positions, but at the same time they can take steps to become leaders and initiate changes. So how can they get started? First, they need to identify a change that's needed in their school district, school, or classroom. Second, teachers can stop waiting for someone else to make this change and move ahead on their own.

Identify a Need

Stop Waiting

Once a need for change has been identified, it is time to take action. Stalling lessens the possibility that reform goals will be reached. Waiting for someone else to take the critical first steps also contributes to the stereotype of teachers being too passive to lead effectively.

Forum participants acknowledged the resistance of some teachers to taking action.


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