Tool review: Posterous spaces

Our school has always required that teachers maintain websites as a tool for communicating with both parents and students.  For most teachers,…


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Pay attention to the details in teacher prep

Maybe some of our teacher education programs aren't producing enough high quality teachers because they're too busy trying to meet the over 400…


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The straw breaking my professional back

Cranky Blogger Warning: From time to time here on the Radical, I feel like a ranting lunatic driven by emotion rather than a solution-oriented…


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Mentors gain a lot too

I’m one day into my career as a mentor for a student-teacher, and while I can’t speak for her— though she seemed very positive— I know I’ve already…


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Looking for an #edtech workshop? Come learn with me!

As most Radical readers know, I'm the author of Teaching the iGeneration -- a title designed to introduce teachers to ways that technology can be…


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Teacher vets, don't go yet

The Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about the power of mentorship.  In The Odyssey, Athena took on the role of trusted friend and advisor to…


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Our students remind us what teaching is all about...

During the holidays, I had time to reflect, and I want to share a story of giving I would not have experienced if it were not for being a teacher.…


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Read this: teachers hold the key

By way of my colleague, Anthony Cody's Living in Dialogue blog over at Teacher Magazine is one of the best things I've read on why teachers and the…


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Media is on our side...for once!

The other day I was flipping through TV channels and came across the Denver local channel’s 9News special “The Life of a Teacher.” In this special…


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The benefits of experience

My school is currently over capacity. As such, we had all sorts of complications with rooms and schedules this year. Some teachers are teaching in…


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