What I am reading

Each week, I will post here some of the resources that I am using as I learn and grow. Always posted will be the Teacher Leader Model Standards, for which I led the development, and the Model Code of Ethics for Educators, whose development I co-facilitated.

Teacher Leader Model Standards

Teacher Leader Model Standards: used by over 20 countries and numerous states, institutions that prepare educators, and school districts in the United States, the Teacher Leader Model Standards were developed by a consortium of over 30 leaders. They form a foundation for thinking about, implementing, and growing teacher leaders.

Model Code of Ethics

The Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE) serves as a guide for future & current educators faced with the complexities of P-12 education. The code establishes principles for ethical best practice, mindfulness, self-reflection, and decision-making, setting the groundwork for self-regulation & self-accountability. The establishment of this professional code of ethics, by educators and for educators, honors the public trust and upholds the dignity of the profession.

Promises and Possibilities

Promises and Possibilities: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline by Kelisa Wing. Kelisa Wing is a product of inner city schools and has experienced the belief gap first hand. As a public speaker, writer, and advocate for eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline, it is her personal mission to raise awareness on this serious issue and the need to eliminate the pipeline.

It Won’t Be Easy

It Won’t Be Easy by Tom Rademacher. Tom Rademacher wishes someone had handed him this sort of book along with his teaching degree: a clear-eyed, frank, boots-on-the ground account of what he was getting into. But first he had to write it. And as 2014’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Rademacher knows what he’s talking about. Less a how-to manual than a tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won’t Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory.

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist. A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

I Thought I Knew How to Support Students of Color Until I Learned This

Hey Kanye, I’m an English Teacher But I’ve Got a History Lesson for You

Parents Are Key To Success For English Learners Heres How Some Districts Are Helping Immigrant Families Engage With Their Kids Schools

Education By The Numbers 9 Statistics That Have Made Us Think Differently About Americas Schools This Academic Year

Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

How Can We Help Rural Students Overcome the Opportunity Gap? By Garris Landon Stroud

From Ed Week: Teachers Are Paid Almost 20 Percent Less Than Similar Professionals, Analysis Finds

How Do You Go About Calculating Student Success?It's Complicated

Cool to Be Kind: At Schools Across America, Embracing Kindness as the Theme for the Start of the School Year

Poor Kids Deserve Kick-Ass Teachers Too by Lindsey Jensen

Want to Improve Schools? Look to Teacher Leader by Derek Voiles

Think Like Socrates by Shanna Peeples

Jane West’s blog on what’s happening in the Federal legislative community is a gift to anyone who wishes to stay abreast of Federal education developments. Jane is well-connected, savvy, and always provides up to date information. Check it out.


Next Engagement: NJ County Teachers, September 29-30, 2018
NASDTEC Annual Conference, June 12, 2018

Presentation: License Renewal Issues and PD Requirements: Making Renewal More Meaningful

Mount Holyoke Master’s Program in Teacher Leadership, May 31, 2018

Presentation: Teacher Leadership: From Possibilities to Practice

Illinois Powered by Teach to Lead, April 19-20, 2018

Teacher Leadership: From Possibilities to Practice

Teacher Leadership: Shifting From Great Teacher to Teacher Leader

Selling Your Message

Delta Kappa Gamma, Lambda Chapter, April 21, 2018

Keynote Address: Gender Bias in the Workplace: We’ve Come a Long Way Baby, But We Have a Long Way to Go

The Connecticut Council of Teachers of the Year Empowered To Lead Conference, April 26, 2018

Presentation: Now What Do I Do? The Model Code of Ethics for Educators

AERA, April 15, 2018

Presentation: From Policy to Practice: Investigating Teacher Leadership as a Lever of Educational Change, panel presentation

New Jersey County Teachers of the Year Annual Leadership Conference, September 25, 2018

Katherine will be presenting on moving from great teacher to teacher leader.

Center for Advancing Opportunity, September 12, 2018

Katherine was part of a panel discussion on Teachers Matter.

Correctional Education Association, presentation on Social and Emotional Learning assessment, August 28, 2018
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