Berg, J. (2019, February). Leading Together / Tuning in to Teachers Voices. Retrieved February 1, 2019

Teachers want to have a greater voice in school improvement1 and evidence suggests their voices matter greatly in the performance of schools.2 Teachers are the professionals who receive every student who comes to them and who commit countless hours getting to know them as learners and as people. They are also the ones who diagnose what each student needs to learn, design experiences that address those needs, and maintain an environment that promotes each student’s long-term development and success. Regardless of whether school administrators manage to provide teachers with adequate time and materials, whether district leaders provide supportive policies and plans, or whether civic agencies provide sufficient social supports for students, teachers—who often spend more waking hours with their students than any other adult—bear the responsibility of helping every child feel and be successful.

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