What I would have said at NBC’s Education Nation

After witnessing in person NBC’s Teacher Town Hall session and then watching the panels of “experts” that met over the next few days, I believe there…


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Classroom walkthroughs and checklist leadership

In the past few days, I've stumbled across two interesting bits (see here and here) being written by principals about classroom walkthroughs---a…


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What is teacherpreneurship?

Imagine an educational endeavor wherein effective teachers will be at the forefront of school reform and pedagogical change to benefit the public at…


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TLN Teacher voices in the Washington Post's "Answer Sheet" blog

Since the first of August, 10 educators in the Teacher Leaders Network have posted a total of 15 guest articles at The Answer Sheet, the popular…


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Connecting the dots and breaking the cycle of low expectations

What do the following three scenarios have in common? Scene 1: This story about soon to be former DC Chancellor of Schools, Michele Rhee comes from a…


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Are you a teacherpreneur?

What's a "Teacherpreneur"? Find out in this excerpt from the upcoming bookTeaching 2030, written by a team of accomplished teachers in partnership…


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New slide: Environments that build walls

I just started reading Steven Johnson's newest book, Where Good Ideas Come From. Primarily designed to study the process by which innovation and…


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Lathered brilliance, Superman underoos and social media spaces

So as I was taking a shower yesterday—fully clothed, if that’s a more comfortable mental image for you—I got into a full-on hunch fest. I was…


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An educational iPhone app worth exploring

A few weeks back, Paul Cancellieri—who blogs over at Scripted Spontaneity—and I were contacted by a company who had just finished designing a new…


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Researcher Kevin Welner on "The Manifesto"

As a researcher and a parent, I yearn for an end to the over-the-top propaganda, the slick think tank reports, the educational “leaders” more…


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