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What I Recently Learned From Goldilocks and The Three Bears


Teacher leaders can find renewed hope in the old tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


What Fresh Hell is This?

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From a reluctant connected educator:

I collected 45s when I was a kid – not the handguns, but 45 rpm records that came with a single song embedded in the grooves. For 99¢, I could own forever my favorites like “Saturday Night” by the Bay City Rollers or ELO’s “Evil Woman”.


Shanghai Surprise


The best teachers I know share two qualities: humility and curiosity. They worry less about looking good than becoming better. I saw these same qualities in the educators I met a few weeks ago in Shanghai. Despite their top PISA rankings, these teachers see plenty of value in what American teachers have to offer. I wish we took more time in this country to figure out what they can offer us.

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Tori Mazur

October 15, 2014

If the Shoe Fits


As a new addition to an established staff and faculty, I am forging connections in my physical workspace at the same time that my digital network is widening.  

Being a Connected Educator, for me, means I must plug in to an existing network of relationships in my building and community.  This year in particular, I see that we don’t truly “get” what someone else’s job is...unless we’ve stepped into their shoes.

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Bill Ferriter

October 14, 2014

In Celebration of Teaching Geeks!

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One of my professional mentors is Tom Many — longtime superintendent in the Chicago area and full-time consultant with expertise in setting up professional learning communities.  Tom — who writes a regular bit for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association — reached out a few months back, looking to interview me for a column on teaching with technology.

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