Taking Charge of Our Own PD

One of my favorite professional development (PD) opportunities of the year is coming up, appropriately, during Connected Educator Month. The K12…


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Structuring Tier Two Intervention Periods in a Professional Learning Community

Simple Radical Truth: The best part about writing for Solution Tree is learning alongside some of the brightest folks in the #edusphere.  During my…


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The #edtech Troubleshooter

If you haven't met him yet, Brett Clark -- the Director of Technology for the Greater Clark County Schools -- is one of the brightest minds swimming…


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Principals overburdened for no good reason

Let’s start with a statistic: 75% of principals in the U.S. feel their jobs have become too complex. Brent Staples wrote about principals’ “near…


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Why I turned down my dream teacherpreneurial role

A part of me couldn’t believe what I was doing.  I was writing to my superintendant saying, “Thank you, but…”  I couldn’t believe I was turning down…


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Chapter 1 is here.

The day is fast approaching, like a bear getting ready to come out of hibernation... ;)  Yes, on October 7, the first copies of my book, Whole Novels…


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Oprah, Brene Brown, Teachers, and Shame (Oh My!)

When I saw the video below it hit me pretty strongly as, “An idea teachers need to engage with.” When I find an example being made of education in…


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Parents & The CCSS: Show & Tell?

What should teachers tell parents about the Common Core? This question is the guiding prompt behind this month's Teaching Ahead series. In my post, I…


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Divided No More

To integrate is to make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify. In the winter of 2007 I set out to create a school. Along the way a new…


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