Perusing the periodicals: Informative assessments

As the New Year begins, your pile of 2007 periodicals has suddenly aged a year and you're more behind than ever! We can't solve the problem entirely,…


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Accountable or responsible?

Having just returned from a quick holiday with family where I intentionally avoided my email account and The Radical, I was jazzed to see the…


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Too much holiday dinner? Pig out on ed statistics

The National Education Association has released the latest in its long-running series with the not-too-sexy title: Rankings and Estimates -- Rankings…


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Happy tenth birthday, blogs!

We reached a pretty neat milestone not long ago----The Tenth Anniversary of the phrase Weblog! How has it changed teaching and learning in your…


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Demonstrations of good teaching practice

We frequently receive emails from teachers and instructional coaches looking for detailed examples of exemplary teaching, supported by videos,…


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What I REALLY reject is. . .

In response to my recent thoughts on why hard targets are appropriate for schools but not for businesses that pollute, Bob---a regular reader---left…


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Do we need kindness in the curriculum?

Several colleagues who attended this year's National Staff Development Council annual conference came back talking about the keynote address of…


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Growing apples in rocky soil

TLN member Anthony Cody, a science coach in the Oakland (CA) Unified School District, published two op-ed articles in major California newspapers…


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Stretching our thinking about scheduling

I am thrilled that more schools around the country are beginning to create some real alternatives to the outmoded 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., five-days-a-week,…


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The international testing race

Wondering how to make sense of those international comparisons of school success and student achievement? Most recently, it is the Programme for…


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