VIVA for teacher voice!

The VIVA Project is building a "National Idea Mine" by inviting teachers from across the United States to join in some themed discussions of…


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Over at "Teaching Now" — superman sightings

Our friends at Teacher, the Education Week virtual magazine, have a lively blog they've tagged "Teaching Now" that's well worth adding to your feed.…


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On motivation and inside/outside identities

In teaching, there are occasionally moves I make because I want to look like a good teacher, and that's not a bad thing.  Some of these moves are…


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New slide: Note to principals

As I was poking through the Connected Principals hashtag (#cpchat) in Twitter last week, I came across a great message on school leadership posted by…


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McKinsey tells us what it takes to recruit, prepare & keep great teachers

What do school systems need to do to recruit and retain highly qualified, effective teachers? Researchers at McKinsey & Company have released a…


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If I wasn’t a teacher, here’s what I’d probably think about fixing education

If I only got my information about teachers from mass media, here are the top five messages I would absorb: Teachers are really important. Good…


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Lest we forget...

...a major part of the "education nation" are the millions of rural students, many of whom live in poverty. Center for American Progress shared this…


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New slide: Oprahganda and education nation

In honor of the Education Nation circus that's about to begin today---which I wrote about pretty passionately yesterday---I whipped up a little slide…


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Education Nation, Oprah and ‘the bigger picture’

Cranky Blogger Warning:  Like Chris Lehmann, the last few weeks of teacher and school bashing by the likes of NBC, Bill Gates and Oprah have left me…


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How to we recruit and keep great teachers?

TLN Forum member Steve Owens is a USDOE classroom Teacher Ambassador and a recently joined member of the Teacher Leaders Network. Steve contributed…


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