Throwing rocks at the ivory tower. . .

On Friday, I had an interesting opportunity that took me out of my comfort zone a bit.  I'd been contacted by two professors at a major Northeastern…


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Progressive education in NYC Public Schools

I was recently interviewed by TeachersCount, an organization that provides online resources for teachers and is based in New York City. I discuss how…


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Dreams

To some, it may have been just political showmanship, but what a show it was. As I watched Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic…


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Monkey time

Science teacher Anthony Cody, whose blog  Living in Dialogue appears at the Teacher Magazine website, has an interesting "teacher lens" view of the…


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What do inspirational teachers look like?

I was digging through my feed reader today when I stumbled on a Patrick Higgins post that I'm glad I didn't miss.  Patrick was working to define the…


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Beginning with balance

During the summer, I live on my own time and bask in that luxury. I wake at 11am, sleep at 2am, fix myself something to eat when I’m hungry, read…


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Does Congress REALLY back 21st Century learning?

In one of the more interesting current events this week, the US Congress announced 50 million dollar plans to back a National Center for Research in…


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PDK poll ferrets out the facts

Bill Ferriter, who blogs here on the TLN website as The Tempered Radical, is the only practicing teacher among a half dozen prominent education…


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Connected learning is good learning. . .

One of my favorite edubloggers is Patrick Higgins---who writes over at Chalkdust 101.  Earlier this summer, Patrick described a new course that he's…


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(Re)searching and (re)connecting black students to themselves

In my last few posts, I've been bemoaning what I perceive as a loss of the love of learning within the African American community. Specifically, I'm…


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