Diane Ravitch: Public education in peril

Some may not immediately think of Diane Ravitch as a staunch defender of public education,' a TLN member commented recently in our daily discussion…


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TLNers blog good

Let's catch up with some of our 'official' (onsite) bloggers at the Teacher Leaders Network, and some other TLNers who share their insights at…


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Pageflakes for teachers. . .

Who's using an RSS feed reader yet? If you're like the majority of my friends and family members, you probably haven't even heard of a feed…


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Remembering

I have kept a teaching journal since my days student teaching. Recently, I went through some of my older ones, and relived some classroom moments.…


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Carnival of Education posted

This week's Carnival of Education is up and running over at Sharp Brains. It's titled Briefing the Next President on Education Issues. I haven't had…


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Perusing the periodicals - The new year pile

The holidays ended and the New Year began, and all the while, our pile of professional magazines grew and grew. Here's some of what grabbed our…


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A tale of two boys

This is a story I have shared before; it was published in a collection of stories by National Board Certified teachers. I like to return to it after…


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Raising awareness on Darfur one kid at a time!

It's been a pretty interesting digital week for my students and me.  After hearing from George Mayo---an eighth grade teacher in Washington…


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More TLN reviews of professional books!

Education publishers send us a wide variety of professional books for review. Our always-hungry-to-improve TLN reviewers pick out what piques their…


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Using blogs and podcasts in the classroom

'I like the fact that we are making stuff that people in Japan could read if they have a computer.  It's like we're making ourselves famous in our…


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