Studying our favorite subject -- Ourselves

The Public School Insights blog has just posted a very interesting conversation with historian Henry Louis Gates Jr., in which Gates talks about the…


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This is why I teach. . .

The past five weeks have been honestly exhausting.  My dad---who lives in New York---was hospitalized in intensive care because of complications from…


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A call to revival or how did we leave our children behind?

Here at the beginning of the school year (yes, here in the Deep South, school is back in session!), I revel in the annual excitement of the first…


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New blog: Stories from school

There's a new collaborative teacher blog coming out of Washington State that's worth your attention. It's called Stories from School and among the…


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Meme: 5 things policy makers ought to know

I was tagged by Richelle for this great meme, started by Nancy Flanagan at Teachers for a Strange Land. Hmm…what do I want policy makers to know? 1.…


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More on teacher salaries. . .

My recent post on The Teacher Salary Project drew lots of attention and a bunch of interesting questions from readers that have challenged my…


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Meme: Five things policymakers ought to know

Came back from a glorious two-week vacation, to find TLN-mate, Nancy Flanagan—that Teacher in a Strange Land—had thrown out this challenge: What five…


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NCTAF's new blog

A new organizational blog hosted by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future will be of interest to teacher leaders and other…


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The teacher salary project. . .

Over the past several years, one of the central issues that has driven my work has been helping to redefine how teachers are paid.  Watching…


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