edTPA: How well does it prepare teacher candidates for the profession?

#88621637 / gettyimages.com   Marcey Wennlund and Graham Schultze are first-year teachers and 2014 graduates of the Teacher Education…


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The Perfect PD

It was like being in a dream… A nerdy, teacher dream. It was the perfect professional development.


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A day in the life of a teacherpreneur

When you take the complexity of teaching students--even if it’s only for a half day--and add it to navigating the world of policy, politics, adult…


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Déjà vu in American education: The woeful state of professional development

Call it the worst-kept secret in education—and one of the field’s most baffling paradoxes. Why is a profession focused on learning so inept at…


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Read This: "Special Education Too Often Leads to Jail"

The disgraceful truth of what we have allowed to happen to too many of our most vulnerable children.


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Check Out What My Kids Created with Canva

Regular Radical readers know that I'm a huge fan of Canva -- the digital service designed to make visual design easier for everyone.  What makes…


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Finding Joy in the Journey: What I Learned from the NBCT Process

There's a brand new cohort of NBCTs, and I am one of them. My own journey began two years ago when I decided that one of my professional goals was to…


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Walking Together: Veterans Day Reflections

It has taken 25 years for me to learn, see and understand the lessons that being a veteran has to offer the teacher...I believe any soldier, when you…


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Teaching is Hydrogeology, and Every Other Major, Too

Students from all majors are trained to solve different kinds of problems, and every kind of problem they're trained to solve has a parallel in…


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Five Instagram Accounts for #scichat Nation

It was a great week to be a science geek, wasn't it?  After all, the European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet that is 300 MILLION miles away…


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