Bringing Balance to Hybrid Roles

The Force is strong with this one!


Crunched for time today between a million and five different things at ASCD Empower19, so in lieu of a proper blog entry on the day’s events (more to come in a few days!) — here’s a hasty copy/paste job from the session I delivered this afternoon for anyone looking for the presentation resources:

Explore different models for “leading without leaving,” with a specific focus on teachers who split their time between classroom and leadership responsibilities. The balance of duties to support students, staff, and administration can often be overwhelming and difficult to negotiate. In this session, participants will discuss solutions to common issues that come with serving as both teacher and leader in a school setting by engaging in an interactive problem of practice protocol. Anecdotal tips and suggestions will also be shared from two ASCD emerging leaders who have spent the last several years negotiating the delicate parity that is the hybrid teaching role.

Click here to view the full collection of presentation resources for this session.

Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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