New reviews of professional books

Members of the TLN Forum regularly review professional books of interest to teacher leaders. Here are summaries of our our latest reviewer…


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The data crush. . .

Brian Crosby----one of the great minds blogging over at In Practice---wrote a great bit recently about a shift in schools that has run amok: Now…


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Giving thanks for public schools

Given the state that many of our public schools are in right now, it may seem strange to be offering up thanks for them. However, as we prepare for a…


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TLN at Teacher Magazine - Our 100th anniversary

Our 100th contribution recently appeared at Teacher Magazine, where we’ve been publishing weekly essays, dialogues, and occasional book reviews since…


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Earthling's voyage to planet policy

Last week I had my second unusual opportunity to attend a policy meeting on recruiting and retaining high quality teachers in high need public…


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A book (and a magazine) worth marking

Bookmarks is that rarest of magazine creatures these days – a periodical devoted entirely to the bound and published word. One of its many appealing…


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More on student friendly learning goals

Yet again, the Radical Nation has left me completely jazzed! After writing about the process that our learning team has gone through in the past few…


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Listening to teaching's future

Since 2005, Phi Delta Kappa’s PDK Edgeseries has served up a hefty single-author essay on current ed topics every other month. Each issue is…


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Writing student friendly learning goals

One of my all-time favorite throw-downs here at school happened a few years back when my principal---who I respected and enjoyed---insisted that we…


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The push (and pull) of teaching writing

As the end of the semester approaches, too rapidly for some of my students and not nearly fast enough for others, I brace myself for "the push." The…


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