A guide to transitioning from educator to teacher-leader

08/8/2013 | Edutopia.org

The role of a teacher-leader and even how they are chosen is a subject of debate, but teacher-leaders should be well-versed in key topics in education, middle-school math teacher and coach José Vilson writes in this blog post. Vilson writes that teachers should use their positions to create something new, such as a website, and structure their role according to personal preferences. "We need a way of looking at teacher leadership which assures that we value expertise while spreading the idea of teacher-as-thought-leader to the rest of the country. That starts locally," Vilson writes.

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