A young teacher looks to the future

Novice teacher Jess Lyons has been an enthusiastic member of our CTQ  New Millennium Initiative in Colorado, where she and other young colleagues…


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Who's teaching kids about hard drives?

After making a bit o’ cash by moderating a conversation between Rick and Becky DuFour and their readers last month, I decided to splurge on a new…


6 Minutes

Middle schools falling out of style?

Lately I have noticed that a great number of new schools opening in New York City are configured as "secondary schools," serving grades 6 through 12.…


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Best moment: Connecting with the community through academics (part II)

After all that preparation, we finally took a leap of faith and went out into the neighborhood to conduct our original surveys on issues of interest…


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Getting the teacher-student relationship right

Educational Leadership has published its web-only Summer Edition, which not only has great content but is completely free to the public. TLN Forum…


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Read this: Investor offers $20M for principal PD

The former manager of Fidelity Investments' Magellan Fund is making a $20 million investment of a different kind, with a return he hopes will be…


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Check out "Teaching Now"

The new staff-written blog at Teacher Magazine -- Teaching Now -- is a fun and informative read, put together by folks who spend most of their work…


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Put testing (back) in its place

A thoughtful blog at S.M.A.R.T. Learning Community took issue with my recent piece on how testing can harm students that was picked up by Teacher…


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Matching teachers and schools

Are effective teachers always effective no matter which school they teach at? This central question is addressed as research on educators’ “match…


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What DOES work. . .

In a comment on one of my recent posts about Interactive Whiteboards, Jake asked: I have heard you talk about about your feelings on IWB's for quite…


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