Teacherpreneurism, not incrementalism, will give us 'peak performance' schools

Barnett Berry explores the idea of ‘teacherpreneurism.’ His idea is to create teacher leaders who assist in blurring the lines between ‘those to who…


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Responses to the top 5 reasons teachers stay away from education policy

Recently on the Teacher Leaders Network, I landed in a discussion about the many great teachers we know who, for a variety of reasons, stay far away…


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Read this: "Should parents have a voice in teacher evaluation?"

We talk about using multiple measures of teacher performance other than test scores. Well, are we ready for real parental involvement? In his EdWeek…


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What DOES effective teaching look like?

I’ve spent a bunch of time recently engaged in webinars with a bunch of brilliant members of the Teacher Leaders Network who have been providing…


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Preparing the heart for teaching, 2011

I've been in a contemplative place this holiday break. One thing that's come up for me is how quickly the year is going by. I remember several times…


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Time to stop the hypocrisy about poverty and education

Charles Blow of NYT did us all a great service by reminding us of one of the most important ugly realities of American life today: the increasing…


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Turning crisis into opportunity

The Feelings: As I embark on a much needed week of relaxation and personal recharging, for some reason I am plagued by the feelings I have about the…


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Five great Radical reads you may have missed

By the time that this blog post ends up on the Radical, I hope I'll be wrapped up on the couch staring at the Christmas tree with my 18-month old…


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New slide: Acronym burnout and boys who cry wolf

My buddy Paul Cancellieri and I were talking about the negative reactions that teachers have towards professional development the other day when he…


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The fantasy and reality of teacherpreneurism (and Arne Duncan)

Nerve-wracking though it is, there is nothing like speaking an idea to an audience face-to-face. This photo is of me speaking about…


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