Waiting for Superman is charming, emotional, and misguided: Part two (Why pressing for privatization isn’t a smart or scaleable strategy)

When Waiting for Superman rolls out in cineplexes across the country this September, many moviegoers will leave their theaters convinced that…


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Changing views of privacy

If you’ve read the Radical for any length of time, you know that I’m a real digital junkie.  There aren’t many technologies that I haven’t explored…


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Influencing leaders in a PLC

As you may have guessed from my posts here on the Radical, I’ve spent the better part of the past two months presenting on professional learning…


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Approaching ed reform—backwards

Picking up on my theme from the last post, here's an extended quote from a new article by George Wood: Somebody Explain This to Me | The Forum for…


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Education books worth buying (and a few that aren't)

We're beginning to post our summer round of education book reviews written by folks who have a clear idea of what's going to be helpful and what's…


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What's a high-needs school?

Since I entered teaching, I've worked in what are classified as urban, "high-needs" schools. Lately I've been asking myself, what exactly does that…


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“They will have to do what any good teacher does”

Saturday’s New York Times brought us a fascinating article on robot technology and teaching. In their piece Benedict Carey and John Markoff describe…


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"They will have to do what any good teacher does..."

Picture a not-too-distant future with a robot teaching young people in schools. According to some experts, these highly programmed machines are being…


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Lessons learned from the LeBronathon. . .

In case you haven’t heard (some people still live in caves, you know), the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers lost LeBron James—a hometown boy with the…


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Teaching the iGeneration is now available

In the middle of my morning PLC presentation yesterday, a Solution Tree friend dropped into my room holding a fo'-real copy of my newest book,…


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