Co-teaching is helping me write a book!

At my school, I co-teach two of my four classes with two different learning specialists. For half of this year, I also worked with a great…


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What it means to re-mix teacher voice

Jose - In your last post you made reference to comparing teacher salaries to sports athletes’ salaries. I can see your argument. Merit pay without…


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What economists don't understand about educators

In yet another example of economists churning out crappy research that will have a negative impact on #edupolicy, Harvard professor Roland Fryer and…


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Professionalism in the time of incentive-based studies

Hey John, a couple of weeks back, a few of us on Twitter had a conversation about the comparison between teachers and athletes (everyone does it,…


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Good teaching ----> Good test scores?

Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about what I would be doing with my classes if the test wasn't coming. I recently received this comment from…


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Make education a right

This is for all my teacher colleagues who keep wanting to ignore politics and wish that it had nothing to do with education. The National School…


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Transform teaching? Challenge accepted

Jose, I read your recent Ed Week article on teacher voice and found everything you said to be true. Teacher voice is our phrase for what teachers do…


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Are YOUR learning teams playing together?

Few collaborative groups faced tougher circumstances than Ernest Shackleton's crew during the Imperial Trans-Arctic Expedition of 1914. Determined to…


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Why I teach: Giving voice

I teach, mostly, because I like it. I find it intensely interesting. It is creative and varied and this suits me, since I'm someone who gets bored…


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A quick teacher voice follow-up

Hey John, I’ve been around the world and I, I, I, I … OK, maybe just to Washington State and Florida, but it feels like I’ve spent more time at the…


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