When I began my tenure as math coach for my middle school, I came into the position thinking I could bring something fresh to this idea of support. Four years in, I’m learning that every instructional coach forms a set of relationships and dynamics with colleagues in his or her respective department. Every teacher leader struggles between winning everyone over and positioning him- or herself as a true liaison for administrators and teachers.
With that said, here are three do’s and three don’ts for transformative teacher leadership. You’ll note that all of these ideas prompt us to find balance, the most important part of transforming any environment.
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