How Teachers Lead Teachers

After observing teacher leaders lead several hours of professional learning with their colleagues, the authors of this article report on their findings regarding effective strategies that teacher leaders can use when they facilitate the professional learning of their colleagues. The article outlines the relative success of a variety of strategies, such as using humor, including teachers from all content areas, and giving participants a chance to practice their new learning. It also includes information on the failure of other techniques, such as focusing solely on the leader’s own classroom and presenting too many strategies.