Teaching As Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap
February 2010, Jossey-Bass
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About Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Today, 7,300 corps members are teaching in 35 regions across the country while 17,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.
About Author Steven Farr
As Teach For America’s chief knowledge officer, Steven Farr leads the organization’s efforts to identify what distinguishes the most successful teachers in low-income urban and rural communities. These findings inform Teach For America’s selection, training, and support efforts. Farr led the research and development behind a number of Teach For America’s training texts, including Instructional Planning and Delivery, Classroom Management and Culture, Learning Theory, and Diversity, Community, and Achievement. He began his career in education as a Teach For America corps member in South Texas, where he taught high school English and English as a second language. Farr is a graduate of the University of Texas's Plan II Honors program and Yale Law School.