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Gretchen Weber is still a teacher at heart. A National Board Certified Teacher, she thinks of herself as a voice for teachers—someone who has walked in their shoes and now hammers on the issues teachers face every day. In our latest Q&A, she explains how we can recognize teachers not just this week, but throughout the year.
22 Oct 2015
What does the classroom of the future look like? In this blog post, Gretchen Weber explores educator roles that go beyond teacher and principal, arguing that new roles that emphasize leadership skills and precise expertise can motivate current and future teachers to stay in the profession and help them thrive and flourish.
23 Jun 2015
In this blog post, the second in a series about teacher leadership, AIR's Gretchen Weber describes the complexity of defining "teacher leaders."
12 May 2015
In the first in a series of blog posts on teacher leadership, Gretchen Weber, managing researcher at AIR, argues that we honor teachers by letting them lead. Teacher appreciation, she argues, means schools and districts must commit to creating teacher leadership structures that are strong, authentic, and valued.