The misunderstanding of teaching and why we must advocate for our profession

I'm realizing once again but in a new light that it's not enough for teachers to simply strive to be great teachers inside our classrooms. In fact, I…


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Read this: stand up for teachers

Read This: Stand Up For Teachers. This is in hopes that more of the general public follow this lead and speak up for the teachers they know and…


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PLC logistics: Teaming structure

One of the most popular sessions that I deliver at Solution Tree’s PLC Institutes is titled, “We’re Meeting.  Now What?” The session is designed to…


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Jose Vilson–This is not a test

Jose- You make me believe in the Future of Teaching with your speech at the #SOSMarch From the front row. (via Dan Brown…


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Matt Damon's speech at the Save Our Schools March (VIDEO)

The Save Our Schools March in DC today was an electric affair. I'll have lots more to post on the event, which included thousands of teachers…


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Listen: Anthony Cody (of SOS March) on the effects of current reforms on students and teachers on NPR—and my response

The negative consequences of the education reforms, began by No Child Left Behind, have been continued and intensified by the current US Department…


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Reflecting on education with Larry Ferlazzo

Not long ago, my good friend Larry Ferlazzo asked me if I’d be willing to share a few thoughts on teaching from the perspective of a full-time…


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Only fiction... and Spanish

Taking a year to be immersed in Spanish serves up endless opportunities to talk with students and parents with limited English. But it also allowed…


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Teacher voices, like yours and mine

John, Thanks for the high praises. Always appreciated. The event you mentioned is sponsored largely by voices like yours and mine. Here’s something I…


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Read this: rating teachers won't solve systemic educational problems

If you want a clear, insightful explanation of where we should really be focusing our efforts to improve American education, try the great piece by…


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