Did you ever notice how many teachers start out their careers so positive only to end them in misery? What happened? Was there some misfortune along the way? Was the job not what they expected? Or are they just worn down from years of struggle between ignorance and enlightenment? Teachers are the most dynamic component to any classroom. Likewise, teacher leadership is one of the prime change agents in schools. Yet, to be successful, we must first understand the system that influences our ability to teach or lead.The Hidden Teacher is a down-to-earth, practical guide for educators to assist them with not only surviving the system, but thriving in it! The Hidden Teacher explores complex issues of power, control and motivation to expose their direct and indirect influence upon us. The hope is that teachers everywhere will utilize this text as a learning experience when facing both the common and complex issues.