Part 2: Digital conversation matters

Regular Radical readers know that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the role that digital conversations can play in classroom teaching…


7 Minutes

New teachers, you’re not alone: Pick up “See me after class”

In my first year in the classroom, I felt like a failure almost all the time. I didn’t understand that this was normal, and as the months passed, I…


5 Minutes

Media literacy: The beer bowl

Marin Institute, the self-described "alcohol industry watchdog," is sponsoring a Free the Bowl contest which invites students aged 13-20 to submit…


1 Minutes

Digital conversation matters. . .

While new tools for facilitating conversations are playing an increasingly prominent role in the 21st Century, few have spent as much time studying…


9 Minutes

Validation and authority in a Web 2.0 world

By far, the most interesting discussion of the week for me started with a simple tweet: Did I ever share this data literacy survey that I created…


8 Minutes

What parents don't understand. . .

I really worry about public education, y'all.  I honestly don't believe that we'll ever be able to make efficient and effective decisions about the…


5 Minutes

Back-to-basics: Parents and educators working together for children

I got to spend an entire day in an all too rare setting...parents, teachers, and grassroot community leaders working together. I was a guest of the…


9 Minutes

Amplifying expert voices: Teachers' letters to Obama

TLN Forum member Anthony Cody authors the blog Living in Dialogue, hosted at the Teacher Magazine website. In early November, Cody used his bully…


5 Minutes

Retaining Net Gen teachers: An impossible dream

Russ Goerend and Joel Zehring are two teachers that I admire and enjoy.  Both regularly join conversations about teaching and leading, both are…


7 Minutes

Price check on one parakeet

My wonderful colleague, who teaches 8th grade science next door, got a parakeet for her classroom this year.  It is small, cute and yellow and sings…


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