It takes more than one measure to get the right fit

How to hold teachers who teach “non-tested” subjects accountable is a complex, but necessary question. Some may be shocked to know that these…


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The 2030 “You Will” ads

Jose - In response to your video I went looking for a video about the future for children in the year 2030. I stumbled on a vision for the future…


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What do accomplished teachers want?

How do we keep accomplished teachers in the classroom? Could the answer be a growing acceptance of hybrid roles like a "teacherpreneur?" Teacher…


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How good teaching looks, part 2

What does it mean to be a “highly accomplished” teacher? That’s what National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) calls teachers who…


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The latest education cuts in Washington (State, that is)

Washington State is cutting its budget. Again. On Thursday Governor Christine Gregoire released a list of potential cuts to be considered when the…


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Are YOU intentionally creating a TED in your head?

One of the key points that I've picked up from The Innovator's DNA -- a book that I've been talking about for months (see here, here and here) -- is…


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Is teacher leadership becoming normal?

Do teacher leaders feel like "odd ducks" when navigating their hybrid roles in and outside of the classroom? Or does teacher leadership feel natural…


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Children of 2030: My magazine only has one app

John, Long time no see. I’ve obviously been missing in action on this side of the hemisphere as I prepare for eventual fatherhood. The thought makes…


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Read this: two views of schools

As with so many other issues in America today, there is dichotomous debate over whether using competition and market forces will improve education,…


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Levers of change in public education

If you could sit down with some of the best classroom teachers in America and ask them what they would do (or want done) to improve public education…


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