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Empowering Teacher Leadership
Strategies and Systems to Realize Your School’s Potential

ISBN 9781032040554
Published December 30, 2021 by Routledge
172 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores how school leaders—both formal and informal—can create a supportive culture that leverages teamwork and empowers teachers to become leaders. By focusing on three foundational principles—empowerment, collegiality, and risk taking—schools can develop and enhance educators' capacity for success. With this practical resource, you will learn intentional and actionable strategies that empower participation in leadership at all levels through peer observation and team action planning. The book’s chapters explore how to create systems that support trusting relationships, inspire distributed leadership, provide a vehicle for teachers to learn from each other and take risks, and develop informal and formal teacher leaders. This book provides a positive and proactive approach to collaborative school leadership that will invigorate your school community to work together more effectively for improved student outcomes. Rich reflection questions in each chapter help readers conceptualize the information presented and take actionable steps toward improvement

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Table of Contents

1. So, What Kind of School Do We Want, Anyway?  2. How Can Our Systems Support the Three Foundational Principles?  3. The Power of "Seeing It": The Collegial Visit  4. Building a Teacher Leadership System  5. Amplifying Teacher Leadership beyond the School’s Walls

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Jeremy D. Visone is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy & Instructional Technology; Partnership Liaison; and Coordinator of the Internship in Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, USA. He is a former principal of a National Blue Ribbon School.


"After reading Dr. Jeremy Visone's "Empowering Teacher Leadership: Strategies and Systems to Realize Your School’s Potential" my only pending question would be who would not benefit from the book? The book is a deliverable of empowerment, intelligence, best practice, and common sense which offers an extraordinary through-line starting with the aspiring school leader and ending with the veteran, highly regarded administrator. An absolute must read for you and your team!"
- Dr. Joseph Erardi, Adjunct Professor - Educational Leadership - Central CT State University, Retired CT Superintendent (Newtown), 2017 CAPSS Superintendent of the Year, 2016 CT PTA Superintendent of the Year and Educational Consultant

"This book is a must read for everyone who believes that ALL teachers ARE leaders.  Dr. Visone offers pragmatic guidance - grounded in research and his years serving as a building leader – for how leaders can purposely enable all teachers to BE leaders.  His writing style will draw you into a conversation with him – and empower YOU not only to be a teacher leader yourself, but also to empower those around you to BE the leaders they are."
-Dr. Betty J. Sternberg, Connecticut Commissioner of Education, Emerita
Director, Teacher Leader Fellowship Academy at Sacred Heart University, Connecticut