Reflections from a storytelling retreat

16 teachers came together at the CTQ headquarters in Carrboro, North Carolina to spend three days on storytelling. What we came away with was much,…


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Add Days to Your Calendar With One Simple Lesson

Discussions of more and better learning time tend to revolve around how we think about bell schedules and yearly calendars. But last year my algebra…


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Lessons Learned from a Decade of Blogging

Are you ready for a truly startling statistic? This is the 1,000 post that I've written on the Radical. #holycrapchat If you would have asked me nine…


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Little Big: On Leaving Home as a Teacher

I felt like Alice in Wonderland when she ate the cake that made her grow. It had been 9 years since I had been in that school and I expected it to be…


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Orlando Bibliotherapy: The Red Pencil #globaled

It's been a little more than a week and many of my friends, as well as some of my students, continue to reel from the Orlando Pulse shooting.  That's…


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Five Lessons I Learned from My Dad.

Father's Day Weekend is always a mixed bag of emotions for me.   Given that I am the proud father of a six year old girl who loves her Dad times ten,…


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Hacking, innovating, & failing well: How tech sector principles can revolutionize education workplaces

The tech sector's most significant legacy for American schools might be its revolutionary organizational designs.


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A Global Education Summer of Reading

This past year, my 7th grade social studies class read William Kamkwamba's book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Hope" as a way…


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First Comes Achievement. Then Comes Confidence.

A few weeks back, I wrote a bit here on the Radical titled Are Grades Destroying My Six Year Old Kid.  In it, I shared the story of my daughter --…


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Not That Teacher Anymore

Cleaning my classroom at the end of the year resulted in getting rid of some pretty old resources and materials. The result was not just a cleaner,…


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