Teachers are given a curriculum they must follow that meets state guidelines. Throughout the year. small group activities and hands-on learning activities. all knowledge is dispensed to the students.   The most common role a teacher plays in the classroom is to teach knowledge to children. Teachers can teach in many method including lectures. .

however. inadvertently they are. Students spend a great deal of time with their teacher and therefore. This can be a positive or negative effect depending on the teacher. but also to love and care for them. the teacher becomes a role model to them. Teachers are typically highly respected by people in the community and therefore become a role model to students and parents. .    Teachers typically do not think of themselves as role models. Teachers are there not only to teach the children.

    Teachers also play an important role in the classroom when it comes to the environment. happy environment. This behavior is primarily a reflection of the teacher's actions and the environment she sets. If the teacher prepares a warm. Students often mimic a teacher's actions. students may react negatively to that and therefore learning can be impaired. Teachers are responsible for the social behavior in their classrooms. An environment set by the teacher can be either positive or negative. . students are more likely to be happy. If students sense the teacher is angry.

instructional materials. They might also share such professional resources as articles. . lesson or unit plans.   Teachers help their colleagues by sharing instructional resources. or other resources to use with students. readings. books. and assessment tools. These include Web sites.

& Pollock. . Instructional specialists might study research-based classroom strategies (Marzano. explore which instructional methodologies are appropriate for the school. Pickering.   An instructional specialist helps colleagues implement effective teaching strategies. 2001). This help might include ideas for differentiating instruction or planning lessons in partnership with fellow teachers. and share findings with colleagues.

. how various components of the curriculum link together.  Understanding content standards. and how to use the curriculum in planning instruction and assessment is essential to ensuring consistent curriculum implementation throughout a school. and develop shared assessments. Curriculum specialists lead teachers to agree on standards. use common pacing charts. follow the adopted curriculum.

When teachers learn with and from one another. Such communities of learning can break the norms of isolation present in many schools. they can focus on what most directly improves student learning. Their professional learning becomes more relevant. and aligned to fill gaps in student learning. focused on teachers' classroom work. .    Facilitating professional learning opportunities among staff members is another role for teacher leaders.

Mentors serve as role models. and advise new teachers about instruction. and politics. curriculum. Being a mentor takes a great deal of time and expertise and makes a significant contribution to the development of a new professional. procedure.   Serving as a mentor for novice teachers is a common role for teacher leaders. acclimate new teachers to a new school. practices. .

A school leader shares the vision of the school. . acting as a grade-level or department chair. and shares responsibility for the success of the school as a whole. supporting school initiatives. aligns his or her professional goals with those of the school and district. such as a school improvement team. or representing the school on community or district task forces or committees.  Being a school leader means serving on a committee.

demonstrate lifelong learning. Among the most important roles teacher leaders assume is that of learner. Learners model continual improvement. and use what they learn to help all students achieve. .

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