EDUC 6981T - Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave
(1 sem. cr.) According to authors Barnett Berry, Ann Byrd, and Alan Wieder, education needs a bold new brand of teacher leadership that will create opportunities for teachers to practice, share, and increase their knowledge and expertise. This book is about “teacherpreneurs”—highly accomplished classroom teachers who can teach as well as lead the transformation of teaching and learning. Upon reading the book, expert teachers will be empowered to buoy the image of their profession while assuring that their colleagues, as well as education policymakers and the public, know what works best for students.
By following a small group of “teacherpreneurs,” educators will learn how their knowledge of students and their drive to influence policies will allow them and their colleagues to teach more effectively in the face of tough demands and resistant organizational structures.
In this course, educators critically reflect upon and analyze the book’s content with the goal of selecting specific practices to apply in their classrooms.
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