There are several false beliefs that holds some teachers back from leadership roles, writes National Board Certified Teacher Anthony S. Colucci. In this article, Colucci shares five such believes, among them that teachers should not get involved in politics, that they must be perfect in speaking, writing or other skills, and that they don't have the support of their administrators. "These beliefs become reasons not to raise our hands or voices. And then, having excused ourselves from involvement, we groan at the consequences of top-down decision making," he writes.

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