Teachers Who Plant The Forest

The politicos and the number crunchers haven’t invented the measuring stick calculates the real returns of teaching.  If you have to know, don't be a…


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How to Build a Culture of Achievement in 20 Hours

In this post I want to share a planning and reflection tool I just made. I hope you can find some use for it.


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New Slide: Technology is a Tool, NOT a Leadership Outcome

Most members of Radical Nation know that I whipped up an image titled What Do You Want Students to Do With Technology a few years ago that tends to…


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Do teachers really have a place at the table?

Can I just start by confessing that I have a newfound addiction to Twitter chats? I love the conversation, the diversity of opinions, and the…


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Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul?

This post is the first in a series of reflections on our current grading system where I try to tackle these questions: Is the current system fair and…


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4 Things You’ll Miss by Banning Cellphones In Your Classroom

The lunar lander used by Neil Armstron had just 1200 lines of code.  An average smartphone app has about 1-200,000 lines of code. Why relegate that…


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How to Avoid Colorblindness All Year Long

Guest blogger Jennifer Henderson shares: I don’t have any lessons for Black History Month. I don’t have any articles, videos, or coloring sheets.…


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Fruity Umbrella Drinks and Giant Jugs of Coppertone.

Cranky Blogger's Warning:  I'm wound up, y'all.  That means this post is heavy on the Radical and light on the Tempered.  There's enough truth in it,…


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It’s time to mandate vaccinations

I’m getting sick at heart hearing about the spread of measles and now mumps. At one time, the United States was able to declare the eradication of…


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21st Century Skills: Danger and Free-range Schooling

Is it inherently unsafe to be a creative, critical thinker?  Are Tony Wagner's seven survival skills risky? Is safety ruining our schools?


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