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School = Jail: Sending the Wrong Message to Black Students

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Whatever the teachers’ intentions, their visual message had to be disturbing to many of their Black and Hispanic students. Is this school or jail?

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The Writing Wall: 3 Lessons About Not Giving Up!

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I still had many ideas for posts. I collected them in a list on my phone.  I composed pieces of them in my head while doing other things. The problem was that I utterly lacked the will to do the work of writing them. What was going on?! More generally, how should we respond to “the writing wall” when it presents itself? And what can we learn from these situations?   

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Cultivate a Calling

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Despite what you may think, teacher leaders are prepared to take their rightful place in decisions that impact teaching and learning. All it will take is some cultivating and digging.

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Deidra Gammill

September 16, 2014

The 3 P's

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The 3 R's continue to be a staple in education, but I think it’s time to update and add the 3 P's – positive, proactive, & professional. Will we change the mind of every naysayer and fear monger? It’s doubtful. But we can change our own mindset and how we respond to the negative press and ridiculous allegations.

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Ariel Sacks

September 15, 2014

The Writing Wall: 3 Lessons About Not Giving Up!

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I still had many ideas for posts. I collected them in a list on my phone.  I composed pieces of them in my head while doing other things. The problem was that I utterly lacked the will to do the work of writing them. What was going on?! More generally, how should we respond to “the writing wall” when it presents itself? And what can we learn from these situations?   

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Bill Ferriter

September 12, 2014

Three Blogs You Should Start Reading Right Now.

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One of my favorite rituals is sitting down every Friday night or Saturday morning and working through my feed reader.  

There, the recent posts of a hundred digital friends wait -- ready to challenge me, to inspire me or to make me think.  Inevitably, I smile and laugh and wonder my way through fifteen or twenty posts, lost to the world  and wrapped in thoughts.  I leave as many comments as I can -- wanting the writers who give so freely to know that their contributions matter and that I am listening.

#freakingawesome

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Justin Minkel

September 12, 2014

The Teacher Movie That Doesn't Exist

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Remember that movie about the team of teachers who worked together to create an incredible school? Me neither.

From Dead Poets Society to Freedom Writers, there is only room in the script for a single hero. These valiant individuals strive nobly against the corrupt, craven, cumbersome system. That system has to be a dystopia for the formula to work.

These valiant heroes don’t let the system change them. The problem is, they don’t change the system, either.

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