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Teacher voice


A popular and overused term, which usually means asking teachers’ opinions about a topic, decision, or policy. Teacher voice describes input, but not decision-making authority. It is thus distinct from teacher leadership, teacher collective autonomy, collective leadership, and in many ways antithetical to teacher professionalism.

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This glossary is a collection of terms related to teacher-powered schools — namely, terms around teachers, leadership, governance, collaboration, and teams.