Taking public schools back to the future

The new year will likely be a defining moment for public education. President-Elect Donald Trump has selected a nominee for Secretary of Education in…


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A shift in strategy: CTQ rings in the new year with roundtable discussions

We know the impact that one teacher leader can have in their school and on the system as a whole. And we believe unleashing the collective capacity…


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Top Five Radical Reads of 2016

One of my favorite things about the end of December and the beginning of January are the summaries that bloggers share with their networks detailing…


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The Dementors of Teacher Leadership (and How to Battle Them)

Okay, fans of Harry Potter and Teacher Leadership. I'm reflecting on some Dementors that can just suck the passion, joy, effectiveness, and life out…


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Three steps to increase collaboration

Whether you’re a new adjunct professor on a college campus or a veteran faculty member at an elementary school looking to make new connections, we…


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Three Tips for Novice Bloggers

Over the last several weeks, I've had the chance to connect with some really terrific teachers right here in my own county.  That's been a refreshing…


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Three ways to take novice teachers from tentative to tenacious

Self-efficacy is a critical component of teacher development. In this guest post, data scientist and KU graduate student J.J. DeSimone explores why…


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Teacher Leadership Lessons from Standing Rock

Sunday, the DAPL project was dealt a blow when the Army Corps of Engineers did not grant the easement necessary to allow the pipeline to continue…


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Wonder = Joy. (And Joy Should be Shared!)

Longtime Radical readers know that there are few people who have influenced my practice as much as Dean Shareski.  Dean has pushed my thinking around…


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Four Letters for a Deeper Profession

The email below made my day. Not because I was tagged on twitter, which almost never happens, or because it was by @TheJLV which is a pretty big…


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