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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Read this: "I used to think..." teacher reflections

In a beautifully candid and beautifully written piece for PLP Network's Voices from the Learning Revolution, Canadian teacher Shelly Wright examines…


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What's working: The silence of everyone reading

The silence of everyone reading at once is not a fearful silence, but one more like flying... breathing air of the same room/ different worlds; the…


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Answering Chris's questions about student friendly learning goals

A few years ago, I wrote a bit on the steps that my learning team has taken to convert the clunky objectives in our state curriculum into learning…


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Teachers: We're in It for the outcomes

Recently, a teacher friend posted this on Facebook: “Teachers – we’re not in it for the income, we’re in it for the outcome.” After a long, hard…


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Demand for great teachers

I just read this write-up of a presentation Barnett Berry gave recently at the Clinton School of Public Service. I was struck by the final quote from…


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Nate Silver [Controlling the uncontrollable]

Hey John, Let me highlight my colleague Sabrina Stevens’ latest post on GOOD Magazine really quickly: This strikes at the heart of why we’re so…


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Why kids need Goodreads

One of the core beliefs of my interdisciplinary team is that our sixth grade students need to see ALL of their teachers -- not just the language arts…


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A tale of two systems: V: Coming home

This post was originally published on The Asia Society's Global Learning blog. This is the final post in a series. To follow my other adventures read…


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NBCT elected Indiana State Superintendent

National Board Certified Teacher Glenda Ritz presented the voters of Indiana clear, consistent, convincing evidence that she deserved to be the new…


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