Teacher's campaign dilemma

Over the next month, teachers will be taking part in a social justice roundtable discussion in the CTQ Collaboratory and on Twitter with #CTQCollab I…


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Anchor Quotes for the New Year

I'd like to share 10 quotes that this year will anchor my professional practice, keep my mind open, and remind me of my most deeply held beliefs. I…


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Tool Review: Quizlet Live

So here's an interesting confession:  I am NOT a huge fan of teaching vocabulary.  I get that it is important -- particularly in a content specific…


5 Minutes

White Privilege is Easy

Over the next month, teachers will be taking part in a social justice roundtable discussion in the CTQ Collaboratory and on Twitter with #CTQCollab.…


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Incorporating social justice in the school library media center

Over the next month, teachers will be taking part in a social justice roundtable discussion in the CTQ Collaboratory and on Twitter with…


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Tool Review: Blendspace

One of the challenges of teaching science to sixth graders is that many of the most common lab procedures and processes are new to them.  Everything…


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The Elephant in the Classroom: Addressing Social Justice Directly

Instead of letting my fear of offending or "getting it wrong" get in the way, I took a deep breath last year and spent a semester studying issues of…


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They would rather go out in handcuffs than give up their cell phones

Over the next month, teachers will be taking part in a social justice roundtable discussion in the CTQ Collaboratory and on Twitter with……


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Surfing the Seas at the Beginning of a New Year

Well known techniques for staying on the board as we surf the turbulent seas at the beginning of the school year include meditation, simplification,…


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Good teaching—interrupted [an update]

August 2016: As new school year opens, I'm re-posting this story from 2011 of a still too common scenario about how we often lose the very teachers…


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