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Cheryl Bledsoe

November 13, 2017

Authentic assessment in today's classrooms: Two teachers' perspectives

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What teacher loves administering multiple assessments during the year? None, as the nuances of classroom assessment can be challenging in the world of high-stakes testing. Authentic assessment addresses these challenges, benefitting students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a real-world application manner.

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Justin Minkel

October 26, 2017

Now there has to be an “us”

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Over the past two months, through an extraordinary series of posts on social justice and equity, I discovered the collective heroism and strength of that “us.” All seven pieces were written by teacher leaders who are LGBT, people of color, or both. Their insights and experiences come from a perspective that straight white teachers like me--no matter how much we listen, learn, and care--will never be able to provide.

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Marcia Powell

October 16, 2017

Language is an Equity Issue

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Someplace in America today, a kid will have been sent to the office for offensive language.  He or she will be outside of the classroom for ten or more minutes.  Learning time will be lost. Perhaps the child will have told a teacher or classmate to shut the @#Q$ up or dropped swear words in the hallway. Or maybe a teacher will be distracted because of a cultural spelling; a baseball jersey with last name Fukodome, or a Rick and Morty reference.

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Jon Eckert

July 6, 2017

Not a mystery: How to permanently end the teacher shortage

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This roundtable synthesis explores five ways to end the teacher shortage and a wealth of links to research, including other compelling posts in this series. To participate in the #Teachershortage conversation, which includes issues from recruitment to retention, join our Twitter chat on Wednesday, July 12th at 4 p.m. EST. We're co-hosting with our friends and colleagues at LPI (Learning Policy Institute). 

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John Holland

June 29, 2017

Why this effective and passionate teacher is leaving the classroom (for now)

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When you look up the phrase “The one that got away” you find an urban dictionary post that reads: “The person that you could've and should've ended up with but didn't, usually because of a series of poor choices on your end.” I can’t think of a better way to talk about my friend Tonishia Short. In this interview, she explains why she's taking a break from the profession she loves.

 

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Renee Moore

June 11, 2017

The racist realities of teacher retention

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All students, and the teaching profession itself, benefit from the work of Black teachers. Yet, huge numbers of quality Black teachers have been barred and pushed from the teaching profession by systemic racism. This post examines why acknowledging and removing these barriers is a necessary step towards reducing the Black teacher shortage and improving the quality of education for all children. 

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John Holland

June 4, 2017

Turning "Too smart to teach" into a moment of motivation

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A high school teacher once told Krista Galleberg she had “too much potential” to become an elementary school teacher. While initially discouraged from pursuing a career in education, the Teacher Powered Schools movement rekindled her interest in classroom teaching, and inspired her to create and launch a student-run organization for other college students interested in the profession.

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