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Five Tell Tale Signs You Are Becoming a Teacher Leader

 
 
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Five Tell Tale Signs You Are Becoming a Teacher Leader
by Stan Freeda - Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 12:00 PM
 
teacher leaderHow do you know you're ready to become a teacher leader? Will a trusted colleague tap you on the shoulder and say, "It's time!"? Do you have to get so frustrated by something that you simply must speak up and work toward a solution? Maybe—but sometimes the signs are subtler. Here are a few things that may signal that you're on the road to becoming a teacher leader:

Sign #1: You wish you had an impact beyond your classroom.
Sign #2: Colleagues often ask you for advice.
Sign #3: You "think big" about problems.
Sign #4: You want to take new teachers under your wing.
Sign #5: You always want to know more!

When you find yourself writing, advising, listening, collaborating, networking, seeking knowledge, reflecting, be aware. These are traits of leadership. Know, too, that there is no one "correct" path to becoming a teacher leader.

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http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2012/02/21/tln_ratzel_teacherleader.html?tkn=WRYFmY0vtIPl0G3Q1%2FkC%2FrZR2HRPD6bnkn72&cmp=clp-edweek