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Dear Intrepid Teacher Leaders,
Congratulations! You have the opportunity to craft a hybrid role in which your innovative leadership transforms the teaching profession while you still teach students during part of the day. You’ll be a credible voice among teachers with relevant perspective to offer those outside of the classroom.
Wait…you’re considering two jobs for the price of one?
Why do it?
On the heels of the “METLife Survey of the American Teacher,” which shows that 23% of teachers nationwide are very or extremely interested in hybrid roles, teacher leaders have been imagining innovative career paths at Education Week Teacher’s “Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable.” From creative roles like teacher life coaches to hybrid administrators and professor
In the wake of the Measures of Effective Teaching Project, educators and researchers alike are asking, "Now what?" Teachers especially ask, "Can you tell us something we didn't already know about effective teaching?"
In the 28 years my mother has worked at Lockheed Martin, I can remember the company opening their doors to the families of employees only twice. So when Lockheed sponsored another Family Day this fall, I gathered my clan and drove home to Orlando to check it out.
The display of technological prowess astounded me. Robotics demonstrations. Flight simulators. Lasers. A futuristic military exoskeleton called HULC.
This post originally appeared on Impatient Optimists, the blog of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“I still don’t get it,” my new social studies teammate bluntly stated. “What do you actually do?”
I get these questions a lot lately. My school colleagues know I’m somewhere in the picture, like the red-and-white striped Waldo I used to hunt for in picture books. But now that I’m a teacherpreneur, teaching in the mornings and working on education research and policy in the afternoons, that’s about all they know.
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“So, you want it?” my colleague Lee asked me during the last week of her teaching career.
I felt like a ravenous buzzard prematurely circling an animal. “Absolutely,” I answered. “I’ll send a couple of students to pick it up right now.” Her signature of retirement was not even dry, and here I was, first in line to pilfer her belongings?
Last month, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) completed a study looking at my district, Oakland Unified.