What Global Education Means to Me

Last night I accepted the 2013-14 World Educator Award from the World Affairs Council of Seattle. It was a fun night with family, friends,…


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Teacher Leaders, Find your influence

In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change…


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And the World Educator of the Year award goes to...

The World Affairs Council (WAC) presents their 2013 World Educator of the Year award to National Board Certified Teacher Noah Zeichner this evening…


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Curating Content Collections on Controversial Topics [ACTIVITY]

Over the past few years, I've been using Scoop.it to give students the opportunity to practice curating collections of web-based sources on…


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Digressive Discourse, Meet Career Teacher: Q and A with Sandy Merz, the Sequel

Sandy's take on why to teach autonomy, how to get Common Core right, and the origin of joy and despair.


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My BYOD Adventure: Part 1, where our hero maps the journey...

“Mr. Orphal!  Why?  You’re sucking up all of my battery life!” I just had to laugh.  “Quit your whining, Whiney McWhineypants!  Get your phones out…


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For Leadership Positions in Education: No Experience Necessary

This is a guest post from fellow CTQ Collaboratory member, John Visel. He shares a perspective on who should qualify to lead education policymaking…


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The Need to Connect Remains the Same

Last week, my buddy Meredith Stewart pointed me to a new book on the ways that teens use digital tools and social spaces written by danah boyd called…


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