The cage-busting teacher


“The Cage-Busting Teacher” adopts the logic of “Cage-Busting Leadership” and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints to influence school and classroom practice, education policy, and school reform. “Cage-busting is concrete, precise, and practical,” writes Frederick M. Hess. This invaluable book helps teachers understand why and how to revisit their assumptions and enables them to have greater impacts on their schools and beyond. Based on interviews with hundreds of teachers, teacher advocates, union leaders, and others, Hess identifies the challenges teachers face, seeks concrete and workable solutions, and offers recommendations to put those solutions in place. A uniquely practical and inspiring book, “The Cage-Busting Teacher” is for educators who want to shape the schools and systems in which they work.

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In this AEI Events Podcast Dr. Frederick Hess presents his new curriculum for aspiring teacher leaders which aims to help teachers cut through rules and regulations to make decisions that best serve their students.

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This course is intended to support aspiring or existing teacher leaders who want to understand how teachers can be change agents for the profession.

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This Thursday I’m publishing the “Cage-Busting Curriculum”—a free online resource intended to help educators master the ideas and tools presented in The Cage-Busting Teacher.

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A political perspective on teaching as a profession

 

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Whether you’re interested in rogue regimes, American history, medical innovations, or what caused the 2008 financial crisis, AEI has you covered with the latest books from its scholars.

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By reading “The Cage-Busting Teacher,” teachers will be inspired to offer solutions that transform education.

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Mike Unger interviews AEI’s Rick Hess about his background, American education policy, and cage-busting teachers.

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The Cage-Busting Teacher aims to offer practical advice to educators to help them elevate their voices in decisions that affect their work, schools, and students. But is Rick Hess just another countless person sitting in the ivory tower without portable ideas?

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What does The Cage-Busting Teacher mean for policymakers and reformers? How can they create the conditions whereby cage-busting teachers can thrive?

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Maddie Fennell, an elementary school literary coach, gives tips on how to become a cage-busting teacher.

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