So You Want A Teacher Leader's Dream Job?

On the heels of the “METLife Survey of the American Teacher,” which shows that 23% of teachers nationwide are very or extremely interested in hybrid…


4 Minutes

Quick Guide to Web 2.0 Services [HANDOUT]

As a guy who has written two books about using technology in schools (see here and here) and who regularly delivers two-day workshops on teaching…


1 Minutes

Writing In Spite of.....

Much of the discussion today around writing at the secondary and community college levels focuses around remediation or developmental writing (aka…


2 Minutes

Going public with students' work

It’s commendable that a majority of teachers are finding ways to bring digital tools into the learning process and help students “access content.”…


4 Minutes

Yes, evaluate me, but do it well. (Part II)

What would a teacher evaluation system look like if it really worked and helped teachers improve our craft? If you read my last post, you’ll know…


6 Minutes

Toilets: a teachable moment

​It’s amazing how some things just fall into place. My students and I just held our 3rd Annual World Water Week  festival at our school last month.…


4 Minutes

A step-by-step plan for student-led conferences at the elementary level

Confession: I look forward to parent conferences. I value the opportunity to connect with families face-to-face. But discussing report cards? Ugh.…


6 Minutes

Curious teacher ratings? Or curious reporting?

Questions reporters should be asking—but aren't—about teacher ratings and evaluation.


3 Minutes

The REAL Handcuffs Holding Us Back

In a recent bit over on his blog, my buddy Tony Baldasaro argued that the decisions schools make are often designed to support the system rather than…


3 Minutes

Extreme Teacher Leadership

Journal Entry: 3/29/13 This is one of those moments where I have so much on my mind, that I don't know what to write about. So I'm just going to…


2 Minutes