Real teachers can't wait to see 'Chalk'

The buzz over Chalk (the movie) is very good among members of the Teacher Leaders Network. "Life as we've known it," says one veteran teacher. "I'm…


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Our nation's burden?

On my recent post regarding the top 10 changes to NCLB recommended by our National Teacher of the Year team, I wrote: I've been mentally wrestling…


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NCLB recommendation 1: Full funding

Jake---in comment that he left on my recent post about recommendations made by the National TOY team on revisions to NCLB---noted that the original…


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Top ten changes to NCLB....

In the first of a string of posts highlighting the work of our nation's Teachers of the Year, here is the complete list of ten recommendations…


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Better working conditions build better high school communities

A new research brief from the Center for Teaching Quality reports on how teacher working conditions can improve trust and relationships among…


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A profession that doesn't give back...

An anonymous reader found my Saying Goodbye to Maria post and left the following comment today: I have begun to despair about my profession. I read…


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Ready or not?

People at every level of education like to blame those at the earlier levels for not adequately preparing students. It’s become a standing joke:…


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The education shakedown....

In response to my Teachers of the Year Call for Changes to NCLB post, Bob---a reader who regularly leaves comments that challenge my…


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Announcing the Second Annual "K12 Online" Conference...

Announcing the second annual "K12 Online" conference for teachers, administrators and educators around the world interested in the use of Web 2.0…


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TLN on the hill

TLN members Renee Moore and Bill Ferriter will share their thoughts about teaching quality in high priority schools during a congressional briefing…


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