Shameless Self-Promotion in Education's Social Media Spaces

Poking through my feed reader last weekend, I stumbled across a provocative Chris Wejr bit questioning whether or not social spaces were becoming…


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My co-teachers weigh in on whole novels

I'm writing a chapter of my book on Whole Novels—in which students read an entire novel more or less on their own before having substantive…


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Bank Street blogs: Sharing wisdom with wider audience

I loved and benefited from my teacher education at Bank Street, but I was always frustrated at the fact that more people did not know about Bank…


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Never forget...

History matters. Venerable education reporter, John Merrow, has shared information about a very important project here in Mississippi that will not…


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Too many kids ALREADY hate school [SLIDE]

Chris Lehmann -- the #ubermind behind Practical Theory -- has been doing a bit of thinking around whether or not MORE time in school is REALLY a good…


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Confusion abounds on teacher evaluations

As I was going through my blog reader this morning, I came across a fascinating juxtaposition. First, part of the ongoing series in Hechinger Report…


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Thankfulness for 25

Jose – This year our family decided to re-brand thanksgiving “Thankfulness Weekend” by trying to appreciate each other and our lives as much as we…


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My Saturday morning newspaper [SLIDE]

After wiping a cheeseload of tryptophanic crust out of my eyes this morning, I was feeling a bit creative  -- so I decided to whip up a slide for all…


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Are YOU a "what if" guy? [SLIDE]

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I've been doing a lot of thinking about the people in my learning network that I'm intellectually grateful…


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A thank you letter to my students: Past, present & future

Dear Students, This week Americans will gather together and give thanks. Somewhere between the parade and the pumpkin pie, we will pause and…


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