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April 26, 2018 Thursday 01:30:03 PM IST

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

Leadership Instincts

High-quality teachers are essential to learning environments that consider each student as a unique, individual learner. In most of the cases, the teachers in India express their limitations when it comes to collaborative teaching. Nine out of the ten teachers will be saying that they have not even seen their colleague's class. Teacher leadership depends upon so many factors like this. Here are some of them which can be worked out to get better result.

A vision and strategy for teacher leadership:

A teacher can perform well with stated goals and clear images of tasks to be done. Teachers must feel part of creating this vision so that they know what they are working towards.

A supportive administration:


Principals must be willing to share power with teachers and must have the skills to cultivate them as leaders. Most educational leadership programs focus on supervising teachers, not supporting them as leaders.

Appropriate human and fiscal resources:

Top-performing nations invest more of their education personnel funds in teachers (as opposed to administrators and supervisors). Proper resources and remuneration will increase the confidence of the teacher.

Collaborative work structure:


Collaborative Teaching and a healthy supporting system is needed for the teacher leader to work properly. The school and system must be oriented toward risk-taking and inquiry. Just as students need hands-on applied learning rooted in inquiry, so, too, do teachers need powerful driving questions to push their work forward. School systems must be able to interrogate themselves about the extent to which they create opportunities for teachers to learn and lead in ways that spread teaching expertise and improve student outcomes.


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