Superman, meet teacher Dan Brown

The film, Waiting for Superman, has been deemed by many as a major knock on public education. Yet, there are lessons to be learned on how to improve…


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Read this: Brown's take on Waiting for Superman

"Waiting for Superman, directed by Davis Guggenheim, holds up my school, SEED, as an exemplar of opportunity and success for educating at-risk…


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Insider's view of "Waiting for Superman"

The new documentary film Waiting for Superman is something of a paean to charter schools — and includes a profile of the SEED Public Charter School…


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When the lights come up on Waiting for Superman, here's what teachers need

Waiting for Superman hits theaters in several major cities this week before its wide release next month. Moviegoers everywhere will be transfixed by…


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How to build an audience for your edu-blog

You're a teacher who wants to blog — but you're wondering "Who'd listen to me?" Or maybe you already have a blog — but it's buried so deep even…


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Tips for growing your blog’s audience: Consistency

This is the last post of a three-part series (see here and here) that I’ve written based on the ideas of Amber Mac that details the key behaviors…


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Teaching secrets: Create extra learning time

In her latest classroom management article for Teacher Magazine, middle grades teacher and TLN member Marsha Ratzel offers a tour of Room 66,…


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Paying students for better grades?

So an interesting email landed in my inbox today. In it, the author---who I think is a part of a team marketing the new movie based on the popular…


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A Practical book about assessment and the limited benefit of testing

Instruction That Measures Up, a 2009 book by measurement expert James Popham, offers both a practical look at testing and assessment from an…


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Sidelining teachers in the education discussion makes no sense

When I was growing up, we had a kiddie table at Thanksgiving in another room, while the grownups sat at the big table making important family…


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