Synchronous teaching and living resolutions for 2012

"Do it now, not later" is the first of three resolutions by a middle school teacher seeking to find the elusive work/life balance. She also wants to…


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Best moment: Connecting with the community in Spanish 2011

Students surveying the adult public quickly realize that their Spanish-speaking peers are the key to garnering valid data. Follow this teacher's…


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How to use podcasting to personalize your blog

Not sure if you know it or not, but I'm a pretty big fan of Dean Shareski, a Canadian #edtech guru who has changed my own thinking about teaching and…


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Priority number one in 2012: Unite to realize the vision of the CETT report

The NEA has come a long way. Last year, the largest union in America assembled an all-star team of educators for its Commission on Effective Teaching…


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My education reading list in 2012

These books are burning holes in my shelf, just waiting for me to finish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (I know I’m late to the party, but…


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Slaying intellectual dragons [Slide]

I was feeling a bit creative today, so I figured I'd whip together a slide to use in conjunction with my recent bit on collaborative versus…


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How teachers will rock the news in 2012

I may not always agree with Rick Hess—but there’s no doubt that his blog posts are worthy of attention. In “Ten Edu-Stories We’ll Be Reading in…


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Future of teacher prep

Recently USA Today featured an editorial co-authored by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and TFA founder Wendy Kopp that addressed changes needed in…


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The music lesson

Playing the violin causes middle school teacher Ariel Sacks to ponder the classroom impact on the future of quality live music. If it was structured…


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Not to isolate myself in the most important place

The most important work teachers do is with their students in the classroom, but so much of that work is not understood by the greater educational…


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