A 'digitally speaking' tempered radical

Charter TLN member Bill Ferriter's new monthly column for ASCD's Educational Leadership magazine, to be called Digitally Speaking, has debuted in the…


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Misdirected fury at NYC’s rubber room

Bad teachers! Evil union! Foiled heroes! Steven Brill’s incendiary rubber room article in The New Yorker, a dyed-in-the-wool “can you believe this?!”…


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Reviewing revisiting PLCs at work

In preparation for our upcoming four-day focused conversation with Rick and Becky DuFour on the nuts and bolts of transforming traditional schools…


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Pencils can't fix this

In response to my recent slide on the students of tomorrow and the classrooms of yesterday, regular Radical reader Mike H wrote: So I showed this…


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Grading for mastery in a progressive classroom

As I've written before, grading has always been a weak point for me. Partly because it's tedious, but more likely because my own methods have never…


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A place for gathering. . .

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Beginning-of-year assessment data: What helps teachers most?

What assessment data is most helpful to teachers at the beginning of a new school year? How helpful is standardized test data in determining the…


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A conversation on PLCs with the DuFours!

About two years ago, I had one of the singular most exciting moments of my professional career. At a dinner meeting designed to introduce the members…


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Another teaching secret: Establish your professional identity

We recently posted a collection of Teacher Magazine articles by TLN members — all aimed at helping novice teachers get off to a good start this…


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It takes a teacher

The first days of school are among the most work intensive for me as a teacher of English. One of my primary goals is to learn about my students, in…


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