What are the CTQ web gnomes up to this week?

Steady yourself. An all-new feature from the Collaboratory is about to rock your world: managing your notifications and subscriptions! Starting…

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Every Kentucky teacher needs a room with a view

So I stood there, stunned, in a community of one, holding my breath. I look back on that night and wish for a do-over.

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In a lengthy news conference yesterday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory made a passionate case for creating an efficient and effective state…

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Madness in the Realm

Imagine two villages. Both have just received a decree from the kingdom that henceforth, all jousting tournaments will share a few commonalities: the…

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PISA: Responding to the reaction

At a moment when we should be engaged in raucous dialogue about our performance on PISA, let's actually have the conversation instead of enumerating…

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A 5-part Series: Finding the teacher leader inside you

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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Teaching Common Core Thinking Skills in Science Class [LESSON]

Over the past several months, I've been working to figure out how to best integrate the Common Core State Standards into my sixth grade science…

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Taking the edge off a naughty four-letter word: Part 1, The Classroom

Do you know what’s become dirty little four-letter word that I really like?  Or used to like...before it was twisted and turned into a nasty term…

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Not There Yet

In his last book published before his death, Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr presented the civil rights movement nestled in the continuum of the long…

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Are these truths self-evident?

Where do you see a need for revolutionary thought or action in our world? In our educational system?

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