5 "divergent" traits teacher-leaders possess

English-language arts teacher Cheryl Redfield in this commentary draws on concepts from Veronica Roth's novel "Divergent" and its recent film adaptation in describing five qualities teachers must possess to become leaders in their field, including selflessness, intelligence and courage. Teacher-leaders also must be honest and willing to challenge the status quo in advocating for students and the teaching profession, she writes, encouraging teachers to explore their leadership potential and to identify those traits they currently possess.

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