Table of Contents

Introduction: Leadership as Everyday Participation in Your School’s Professional Community

1. Start with Yourself

I. Understand the Kids More Deeply

2. Shadow a Student
3. Look Inside the Black Box 

II. Connect with Fellow Teachers  

4. Open the Classroom Door
5. Build Bridges 

III. Take Action in the Building 

6. Go Meta
7. Speak Up
8. Deal with Committees
9. Mount a Campaign
10. Talk to the Man 

IV. Reach Outside 

11. Reach Out to Parents
12. Get Grants
13. Forge Partnerships 

The Bigger Picture: Distributed Leadership and Whole-School Development