Resources for My #scichat Homies: Introducing the Elements

With the start of a new school year just around the corner for half the free world, I thought it might be a good idea to share a project that my…


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Why I Write of Life on the Asymptote: On Not Being Well-Behaved

First of all, let me answer the burning question: what the heck is an asymptote? Basically, an asymptote is a “line that a curve approaches.”…


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Teacher Retention and Power Dynamics

Recently, I had a conversation with my uncle, who is a small business owner, about teaching.  In the course of the conversation we noticed a…


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Lessons from fly fishing

I’ve been journeying this summer, traveling and exploring. No matter where I’m at or what I’m doing, my teacher-brain is always working, whirling…


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Making College More Affordable at What Cost?

The graphic on the White House website that summarizes the President’s new plan to make higher education more affordable, opens with the header, to…


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Out-Of-This-World Hiring Lessons for the Principals of PLCs

If you want to be an astronaut in Japan, you are eventually going to spend an entire week in the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA)…


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I Bought Two Copies

Stop reading this post.  Stop right now.  Click on this link and buy yourself a copy of Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t…


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Confessions of a Soul-Searching Teacher Leader: Why I’m Pursuing a Principal License (I’ll Probably Never Use)

How are YOU leading without leaving? We need more opportunities to grow and expand teacher leadership. We need a career lattice -- one that doesn't…


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Convinced Testing Has Harmed Schools? You're NOT the Only One

Today was a HUGE day for anyone who has ever grumbled about the damage that our "test-em-all" approach to teaching and learning is doing to public…


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Getting Ready for School

School starts here on Monday, and normally I would be on an adrenalin rush the week before, getting final details ready for my classes. It's…


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