As part of our White Board Wisdom series on the power of high-quality instructional materials, educators sound off on what educator leadership means to them.
“When I think about leadership and education, I still think about classroom teachers. When teachers take on a leadership role students will immediately see the impact of that.” - Chanda, Louisiana
“It's hard for someone to recognize their own contributions, but it's something that we all really need to do at some point to better understand our role in the wider world.” - Morgan, Maine
“Teachers should be leading this work. Teachers are the people who are the experts. Everyone has special skills and special expertise that we need to find ways to tap into.” - Audra, Rhode Island
“Exercising my leadership means I am going to be a voice, and I am going to be present at the table of conversations in which educational decisions are made.” - Jana Bryant
“The culture of education is of lifelong learning. Leaders model that and they protect that.” - Stephanie, New York
I believe that materials matter.
I know that materials matter.