Opposition to CCSS making strange bedfellows

"Forty-six states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and a few states are well in to the process of implementing them. The…


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Read this: Looking for better way to license new teachers

Keep an eye on this movement to change the way states determine who should be licensed to teach in public schools, covered nicely in this recent…


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@shareski's right: My students CAN assess themselves!

If you've read the Radical for any length of time, you know that my thinking is often pushed by Dean Shareski -- a Digital Learning Consultant with…


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How clear is YOUR vision? [Slide]

Whipped this up for a presentation this week.  Thought y'all might dig it: (download slide and view original image credit on Flickr) The quote comes…


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#IknowaTeacher 2012

In the past year we have started to see some movement in how teachers are perceived by the public, especially the media. It is possibly one of the…


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Suggestion for new #atplc schools: Don't skip vision and values statements

Shawn Blankenship -- a building principal buddy of mine who goes by @dms_principal on Twitter -- reached out this week with a really interesting…


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Social media renegades

Imagine my surprise yesterday when ABC7 News reported that Chancellor Dennis Walcott had developed a set of social media guidelines for NYC…


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5 reasons to find a virtual community now (part 2)

By Rod Powell Part 1 of this post was originally published on April 30, 2012. Reason #3: Address Specific Challenges Beginning to implement Common…


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Real progress DOESN'T happen in leaps and bounds [Slide]

I was feeling a bit creative today, so I decided to whip up a slide designed to challenge the notion that organizations can make huge strides in…


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