Flipped hierarchy

I often dream of a flipped hierarchy in education, where at the top of the pyramid are the classrooms with teachers and students, and below us are…


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"And" vs. "Or" in the Common Core

This post originally appeared on EdNews Colorado. Educators everywhere are talking about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Especially English…


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Measures of effective teaching are over...now what?

In the wake of the Measures of Effective Teaching Project, educators and researchers alike are asking, "Now what?"  Teachers especially ask, "Can…


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The worst part of my job

I am sick at heart today as I write.  It’s taken me days to just deal with my grief. Two weeks ago, a former student of mine was shot and murdered as…


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Your help needed with book title survey!

Hello! I'm writing to ask for your help, and I promise it'll take less than a minute of your time—well, this does depend how language obsessed you…


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Wanted: A "society of experts" to implement the Common Core

Stuck in a professional rut My new favorite cartoon that deals with education: A man sits atop a camel and has turned to his family of three who are…


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Responsive writing as a teacher leader

Jose- Thanks for your response to my post on accountability vs. responsibility. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea you mentioned about…


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Introducing our newest cause: #sugarkills

One of the questions that I'm asked time and time again is, "How can teachers use technology to motivate our students?" And if you've spent any time…


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I’ve got my teacher evaluation. Now what?

I’ve got my teacher evaluation. Now what? That thought buzzes through my mind as I stare at my computer screen, looking at the evaluation reports…


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