Read This: The Other Common Core Debate

As states and school districts struggle over whether and how to implement Common Core Standards that will ostensibly produce students who are…


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Disconnecting to Connect at #ISTE2014

Ready for an interesting fact:  I've been at ISTE -- the largest instructional technology conference in the world -- since Friday and this is one of…


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Teaching Poetry, Whole-Novels Style: Creating An Immersion Experience For Students

CONCEPT: Just like in whole novel studies, experience is of primary importance in the study of poetry. Too often, students receive the message in…


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Trust

The kindergartner had gotten lost and ended up in the 2nd grade wing. She looked around at all the big kids, a little bewildered but not quite scared…


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Teachers vs. Policy makers: From Showdown to Rapprochement

I love the French language. It has so many phrases and words that seem to capture moments in ways that English can’t. C’est l’avie, Je varrais,…


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What could U.S. schools look like if students and teachers trusted one another?

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Oppi festival in Helsinki, Finland with several colleagues from the U.S. education community. Our…


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Professional Learning Takes Time

Later this week I will be presenting a workshop at Asia Society's Global Learning annual conference in Brooklyn, New York. Asia Society is also…


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Teacher Leader Versus "Teacher" Leader and Why It Matters

The title of teacher is sacred and means that you're teaching on a regular basis. - Lori Nazareno Before 2011, I had never heard the term teacher…


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A Great First Date with Marriage Potential: Legislators and Teachers Get to Know One Another

Teachers and legislators have plenty of first dates. What we need is more marriages. We've all experienced those one-off meetings that are a trading…


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Supporting Student Learning

One of the very first blog posts I ever wrote at TeachMoore was about how I tried to build a network of adult support for student learning for my…


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