Why youth leadership skills may help teachers succeed

05/30/2013 | Center for Teaching Quality

Beginning teachers who have experience leading youth -- from church youth groups to summer camps -- have developed many leadership skills they will need to succeed in the classroom, middle-grades educator Ariel Sacks writes in this blog post. "In the conversation around teacher preparation, we may want to look at giving credit to teacher candidates who come in with youth leadership experience or who invest extra time in gaining such experience," she writes.

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