Essence of Teacher Leadership 1 Volume 7, Number 1, Spring 2016 ISSN: 1934-9726 ... researchers need to explore and understand practices that nurture teacher leadership skills. They might also share such professional resources as articles, books, lesson or unit plans, and assessment tools. The literature reviewed includes numerous small-scale, qualitative studies that describe dimensions of teacher leadership practice, teacher leader characteristics, and conditions that promote and challenge teacher leadership. These include being approachable and communicative, passionate, committed, and innovative. altogether in truly masterful teacher leadership. Karen Lirenman from Canada states, "Educators of 2015 no longer can use the excuse that they didn't know when there are so many places to help them be in the know. In this age of high accountability, teacher quality is receiving more attention than ever before. In brief. This can include creating a shared set of goals and a common language for discussing the school’s challenges, offering questions for reflection that drive the instructional vision and lead to change in practice, or even suggesting a structure for the meetings to ensure that every teacher … Roles in Teacher Leadership. These might include Web sites, instructional materials, readings, or other resources to use with students. In the words of one TLLP teacher leader: “This is grass roots leadership at its finest…This By bringing these pathways together, we can create a wide road to successful teacher leadership. best utilize teacher leadership to facilitate meaningful change and support better outcomes for ... states scale and spread effective approaches to teacher leadership by sharing their successes and challenges. TEACHER LEADERSHIP SKILLS FRAMEWORK: The following pages detail the five categories of knowledge, skills and dispositions that teacher leaders need to be effective in a variety of roles. Roles in teacher leadership vary greatly. TEACHER LEADERSHIP The second goal of TLLP is to help classroom teachers develop leadership skills for sharing learning and spreading exemplary practices. Teacher leaders are educators working in roles that include both direct instruction and administrative duties. The opportunity for teachers to be or become leaders is a major benefit of TLLP. In order to improve education, our teachers need to exemplify the leadership qualities. Teacher leaders are in the best position to advocate for instructors and students in schools and the community. Each category includes a vignette illustrating the dilemmas teacher leaders face, as well as reflective questions to prompt thinking and discussion. Teachers help their colleagues by sharing instructional resources. 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