Three tips for avoiding an ugly trip through spam nation

Anyone who follows me, subscribes to the Radical, or has emailed me for pretty much any reason in the last 10 years PROBABLY found an interesting…


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Are teachers college and career-ready?

In the 28 years my mother has worked at Lockheed Martin, I can remember the company opening their doors to the families of employees only twice.  So…


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Communal responsibility exercised

Jose – I felt it was fitting that I finally find the time to respond to your post on citizenship on election day. I was struck by the excerpt below…


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Reflections from Brazil

In a previous post, I mentioned my trip to Brazil last summer as part of the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program. Last month I traveled to…


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How gritty are today's learners? [SLIDE]

Poking through my RSS feed reader last weekend, I stumbled across an article on the Mindshift blog that got me thinking about the role that grit --…


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Entering f2f space

Jose- I really “felt” the frustration of your piece on F-2-F relationships and digital connections. I have found getting to know other educators…


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A cure for the mania of multiple drafts, multiple formats x 100

In my last post, I described my utter failure to effectively organize and manage my students' drafting process for writing projects. This job has…


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Dream (still) deferred

As a companion to the previous post (Unfinished Business), I'm re-posting this piece from April 2008. Think about them together. The observance of…


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Unfinished business: equal education

The school district in my town of Cleveland, Mississippi is drawing some unfortunate notoriety. The lead of our local newspaper summed it up: On…


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The nightmare of multiple drafts, multiple formats x 100

I was getting ready to assign my first writing project and visions of myself last year, stuggling to keep track of 100 students' various drafts in…


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