July 14, 20151 comments
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July 14, 20151 comments
July 1, 20156 comments
Regular readers of Radical Nation know that one of the classroom projects that I am proudest of is our #SUGARKILLS blog, started three years ago by a group of students passionate about raising awareness about the sugars in the foods that teens and tweens eat on a daily basis (see here,
June 29, 20156 comments
Due to the frenzy and fragmentation of the school day and year—after an appropriate, gentle and well-earned transition—summer is the best time to sweep the shed, clear the cobwebs and put your tools in order ahead of the imminent next semester. Here’s a simple—but thorough—step-by-step process for making it happen.
June 3, 20154 comments
Can I ask you for a favor?
June 1, 20151 comments
Going online solves some problems, but it creates others...
May 31, 20154 comments
by John Holland
Transformation happens at the edges of communities and organizations. It is where teacher voice is realized. However, when it comes to technology and innovation, it seems to be one of the places where teacher voice is most needed. When innovations are brought into the center of an organization by leaders who have vision or who can see clearly the value of those who are willing to take risks and experiment, such as teacherpreneurs, then changes can recreate the taken for granted.
May 27, 20152 comments
Let's start with a question: Which digital tools, services and/or spaces are the most popular with YOUR students? If your kids are anything like mine, they spend TONS of time checking out photos and videos in Instagram and YouTube.
May 19, 20150 comments
by Anne Jolly
I applaud the tech-savvy teacher who comes to the classroom understanding how to teach in 21st Century students. Even more, I admire the teacher who started out with a traditional skill set and has determinedly evolved into a 21st Century teacher. What will we have to let go as schools evolve into 21st Century learning centers?
May 19, 20152 comments
by Dave Orphal
Hey, that launch of the @POTUS handle sure was something, wasn't it? It sure launched Internet trolls to spew copious threats and racist vitriol from the shadowy depths of their keyboards... it got Dave Orphal thinking about the trolls he's met as a teacher leader.
May 7, 20150 comments
With another school year coming to an end and summer right around the corner, my guess is that at least a FEW members of Radical Nation are starting to stock up on professional reads to challenge their practice during one of the best times to dig deep into new instructional ideas. Reflection is always easier in July, isn't it?
To that end, I wanted to introduce you to the three new books that I've had published this month. They are all extensions of the content that I share here on the Radical -- so if you dig my blog, give 'em a look: