TEACHER LEADER RESOURCES
Arriaza, G. & Krovetz, M. L. (2006). Collaborative Teacher Leadership: How Teachers Can Foster
Equitable Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: cloth - 1-4129-0501-X
ISBN: pbk - 1-4129-0502-8
The authors of this book use “teachers’ voices and stories to reveal how approaches like collaboration,
the use of data, a focus on equity, and job-embedded professional development have been
incorporated into real-world settings to lead and manage change successfully.” This book also includes
“reflective questions to help apply teacher stories to specific situations; dozens of first-person
narratives representing a wide range of voices; and strategies for documenting and sustaining growth as
a teacher leader.”
Blase, J, & Blase, J. J. (2006). Teachers Bringing out the Best in Teachers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin
ISBN: cloth - 1-4129-2595-9
ISBN: pbk - 1-4129-2596-7
Based on a study of almost 300 teachers, this book “provides informative teacher perspectives of
informal, naturally occurring, teacher-to-teacher professional development.” It also discusses the
“five teacher behaviors that can positively influence other teachers’ morale, teaching skills, and
professional growth.” Also, “each chapter presents practical concepts and strategies that can occur in
and out of the classroom,” allowing “school leaders to promote a culture that encourages lasting
Bolman, L. G. & Deal, T. E. (2001). Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit. San Francisco,
CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
This book “presents insights about the changing nature of work and the new face of workers. It adds
an entirely new chapter that highlights stories from readers who share their own real experiences with
soul at work.”
Crowther, F., Ferguson, M., Hann, L., & Kaagan, S. S. (2002). Developing Teacher Leaders: How
Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: cloth - 0-7619-4561-X
ISBN: pbk - 0-7619-4562-8
Developing Teacher Leaders “offers compelling evidence that the answer to school vitality lies largely
in the redefinition of traditional leadership in education and in the elevation of the perception, status,
and role of classroom teachers.” It also “offers definite concepts and vital tools, including: fourteen
detailed, hands-on group exercises for practical application of teacher leadership concepts perfect for
staff development; real-life examples and vignettes to vividly illustrate successful teacher leadership in
action; five keys to enhancing the teaching profession to reinvigorate educators at every level of
experience; and concrete strategies for teacher-administrator collaboration.
Cuper, P. & Stone, R. (2006). Best Practices for Teacher Leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press,
ISBN: cloth - 1-4129-1579-1
ISBN: pbk - 1-4129-1580-5
This book shares the “best ideas for achieving excellence in education through staff development,
hands-on learning, new technologies, mentoring, parent involvement, and much more.”
Katzenmeyer, M., & Moller, G. (2001). Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Helping Teachers Develop as
Leaders (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: cloth - 0-7619-7829-1
ISBN: pbk - 0-7619-7830-5
Awaking the Sleeping Giant includes “updated research, fresh examples, and the insights of over 5,000
teacher leaders have produced a revitalized edition of this definitive work on teacher leadership,
including: defining teacher leadership; garnering support for teacher leadership; developing teacher
leaders; honoring the uniqueness of teacher leaders; building a culture that supports teacher
leadership; influencing schools through teacher leadership; providing time for teacher leadership; and
anticipating the future of teacher leadership.”
Lambert, L. (1998). Building leadership capacity in schools. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision
and Curriculum Development.
ISBN: pbk - 0-87120-307-3
“This book outlines what schools and districts must do to build leadership capacity, including how to
get started, how to sustain the momentum, and how to design school districts capable of supporting
such work.” It also includes stories about “how school people can lead their communities to improve
student learning” from an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.”
Lambert, L. (2003). Leadership Capacity for Lasting School Improvement. Alexandria, VA: Association
for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
“This book begins by outlining the five major prerequisites for high leadership capacity: skillful
participation in the work of leadership; inquiry-based use of data to inform decisions and practice;
broad involvement and collective responsibility for student learning; reflective practice that leads to
innovation; and high or steadily improving student achievement.” Also included are “helpful rubrics
and surveys that teachers and administrators alike can use to personally assess their leadership skills.”
Martin-Kniep, G. O. (2004). Developing Learning Communities Through Teacher Expertise. Thousand
Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: cloth - 0-7619-4616-0
ISBN: pbk - 0-7619-4617-9
The author “offers practical methods for developing a reflective, collaborative environment where
teachers and administrators work together to enhance teachers’ practices, increase student learning,
and produce valuable school processes.” It “includes frameworks, templates, and examples that can
be employed to determine the value and implications surrounding the use of teacher-designed
standard-based curriculum and assessment, data-driven inquiry, and professional portfolios.”
Danielson, C. (2006). Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice. Alexandria, VA:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Prospective teacher leaders and administrators “who want to better support the development of
outstanding teacher leaders may want this book. Teachers seeking to expand their leadership capacity
will learn how to: recognize an opportunity and take initiative; mobilize colleagues around a common
purpose; marshal resources and take action; monitor and adjust the initiative; sustain the
commitments of others; and contribute to the learning organization. Administrators will find advice on
how to cultivate, promote, honor, and empower teacher leaders, and how to work with them to
successfully present innovations to the school community.”
Gabriel, J. G. (2005). How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision
and Curriculum Development.
How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader “explores the responsibilities and rewards of teacher leadership,
offering practical, positive advice on: identifying leadership qualities and building a team; enhancing
communication and earning respect; overcoming obstacles and implementing change; energizing
colleagues and strengthening morale; and improving student and teacher achievement. From setting
goals to mediating conflicts, from mentoring colleagues to motivating students, this book provides
clear strategies-grounded in experience and illustrated by examples-for becoming an effective teacher
Garmston, R. (2005). The Presenter’s Fieldbook: A Practical Guide (2nd ed.). Norwood, MA:
Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
In this book you will find information on how to “structure and deliver presentations to support” the
many changes our world is going through, for example, technology and culture. It also gives tips on
talking to “groups with languages and cultures different from your own, tips and traps for PowerPoint,
“stealable” examples of presentation strategies, and speaking globally.”
Marzano, R. J., McNulty, B. A., & Waters, T. (2005). School Leadership That Works: From Research to
Results. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development & Aurora, CO:
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.
ISNB: pbk - 1-4166-0227-5
Readers will learn “the specific behaviors associated with the 21 leadership responsibilities; the
difference between first-order change and second-order change and the leadership responsibilities that
are most important for each; how to work smart by choosing the right work that improves student
achievement; the advantages and disadvantages of comprehensive school reform models for improving
student achievement; how to develop a site-specific approach to improving student achievement, using
a framework of 11 factors and 39 action steps; and a 5-step plan for effective school leadership.”
McEwan, E. K. (2003). 7 Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA:
Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN - cloth: 0-7619-4629-2
ISBN - pbk: 0-7619-4630-6
The author discusses the “differences between leadership and instructional leadership, and defines the
critical attributes of effective instructional leadership.” It also goes into detail about the 7 steps,
giving “explicit behavioral indicators related to each step that will enable you to evaluate yourself and
solicit feedback from the teachers with whom you work, and offer practical suggestions from actual
principals regarding how they have implemented the seven steps.”
McLaughlin, M. W., & Talbert, J. E. (2006). Building School-based Teacher Learning Communities:
Professional Strategies to Improve Student Achievement. New York, NY: Teachers College
ISBN-13: cloth - 978-0-8077-4680-6
ISBN-13: pbk - 978-0-8077-4679-0
This book gives “an agenda to develop and sustain collaborative professional cultures.” It also
“provides an inside look as the processes, resources, and system strategies that are needed to build
vibrant school-based teacher learning communities.”
Merideth, E. M. (2007). Leadership Strategies for Teachers (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press,
ISBN: cloth - 1-4129-3708-6
ISBN: pbk - 1-4129-3709-4
“This practical handbook shows you how to expand your leadership skills by offering strategies for
improving student achievement, extending your own learning, collaborating with other for school
improvement, and supporting shared vision and values in your learning community. Educators at all
levels will find invaluable information for developing leadership skills and strengthening their school
communities. Included are strategies for: goal setting and strategic planning; team building; conflict
resolution; reflective inquiry and practice; and professional development and networking.”
Murphy, J. (2005). Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement. Thousand Oaks, CA:
Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: cloth - 0-7619-3199-6
ISBN: pbk - 0-7619-8830-0
Murphy “synthesizes theoretical, empirical, and practice-based literature in order to provide a
comprehensive look at what is known about teacher leadership and what works to support it. This first
part of the book explores the core concepts of teacher leadership, while the second part shows readers
how to establish the context in their school or district to cultivate and support teacher leaders.”
Reeves, D. B. (2008). Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve your School. Alexandria, VA:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
The author of this book has “proposed a new framework to promote effective change efforts through
teacher leadership.” This book explores “cutting-edge research findings and practical applications that
can help improve student achievement and educational equity. You can learn from other teacher
researchers how to infuse your classroom, school, or district with enthusiasm, meaningful teaching,
improved results, and greater satisfaction.”
Wilmore, E. L. (2007). Teacher Leadership: Improving Teaching and Learning from Inside the
Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: cloth - 978-1-4129-4904-0
ISBN: pbk - 978-1-4129-4905-7
This resource on teacher leadership “offers a global perspective on classroom teachers’ participation as
leaders of students and focuses on increasing classroom leadership capacity.” It also “integrates
leadership and school reform research with strategies for improvement from inside classrooms; gives
teachers the tools to improve teaching, student learning, and job satisfaction; and shows how teachers
can create change, grow as professionals, and become true leaders to other teachers, their schools,
and their communities.”
National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
Publications available to NSDC members:
Quarterly journal addresses timely issues such as restructuring, the role of principals, program
planning, ensuring results with students, and follow-up strategies.
The Learning Principal
Eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. Focuses on the important and unique work
of school principals.
The Learning System
Eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. Designed for superintendents and central
office staff with professional learning responsibilities.
Tools for Schools
Eight-page newsletter published four times a year. Each issue of Tools focuses on a single
essential component of school improvement and features timeless "tools" and resources that
can be used in school improvement efforts now and in years to come.
Teachers Teaching Teachers
Eight pages published as an electronic newsletter eight times a year. Designed with school-
based staff developers in mind.
NSDC Policy Points
Published quarterly with support from College Board, this four-page newsletter is aimed at
policy makers to help them develop greater understanding of government's role in supporting
teacher learning that directly affects student achievement. Each issue examines a specific
aspect of professional development and its relevance to policy making.
PD in the News
A periodic electronic compilation of recent news and reports on developments in professional
learning, school improvement, and education policy from local, regional, national, and
international news sources.
Blogs and online electronic newsletters available to members and non-members:
Voice of a Teacher Leader
A blog by Bill Ferriter, a 6th grade teacher in N.C.
Connect with NSDC-electronic newsletter
This monthly electronic newsletter alerts NSDC member to new postings on the website, new
publications, and other organizational updates.
Michigan Staff Development Council (MSDC)
Online publications available to members and non-members:
PD in the News
District Leadership Column
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Published Journals—must be a member to receive:
Science and Children
For elementary teachers
For middle school teachers
The Science Teacher
For high school teachers
Journal of College Science Teaching
For college professors
Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA)
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For all science teachers, published four times per year (Sept., Nov., Feb., May)
For all science teachers, published twice per year (Apr., Oct.)
National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA)
Journals requiring subscription:
The Science Educator
A peer-reviewed journal focusing primarily on K-16 STEM issues.
Online publications for members and non-members:
Safe Science Series
Comprehensive and continuing series dedicated to the improvement of safety in the science
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Select articles from The Science Educator available free, online
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Requires full membership:
Teaching Children Mathematics (Pre-K–6)
Addresses the teaching and learning of mathematics in grades pre-K–6.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (5-9)
Features teaching concepts, issues, and practical ideas for the middle grades.
Mathematics Teacher (8-14)
Focuses on mathematics instruction in secondary schools, two-year colleges, and teacher
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Reports on the results of major research studies in mathematics education.
E-Members can download up to 10 journal articles per membership year from any NCTM school
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Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM)
No membership required:
Mathematics Activity Workbooks (K-5 or 4-8), available to order online
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
The authoritative source on teaching and learning, new ideas, and practices relevant to
Journal of Curriculum and Supervision
Covers a variety of education topics.
Curriculum Technology Quarterly
In the ASCD online library.
Is delivered every two weeks as part of a low-cost electronic membership; the newsletter is
also available to Premium and Comprehensive members who opt in.
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