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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classroomsTeach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities.Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schoolsDemystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of successAddresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basisAn accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.
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Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers.
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