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13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment

by Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross

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