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Marcia Powell

March 31, 2016

Using Deeper Learning To Address Teacher Attrition

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Recently, an informal teacher I respect reflected on her reasons for leaving formal education.  Any of us who have stayed abreast of education issues realize that attrition can happen for a number of reasons.  This social media declaration, though, caused me to think how attritution could be addressed through Deeper Learning shifts.

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Dear Principal (of my first and last teaching job),

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Jessica Cuthbertson

March 23, 2016

Deeper Learning For All

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For too many teachers, deeper learning only happens on our own and outside of our schools. During the summers, on weekends, or after the final bell rings, we sign on to virtual learning communities of practice to engage with powerful networks of teachers thirsty for deeper learning. This is one of many reasons why the recently released report “Teacher Leadership and Deeper Learning” by Barnett Berry is so important.

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Tricia Ebner

March 23, 2016

Bringing It Together

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Teacher leadership and deeper learning are two terms we hear often these days. Barnett Berry's paper "Teacher Leadership and Deeper Learning for All Students" brings these two concepts together to show the power of what happens for student learning when teachers are given the time and support to delve into their own professional learning at a deep level. 

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Jessica Cuthbertson

March 6, 2016

From Safety Goggles to Seventh Period: What Shadowing A Student Taught Me

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Have you shadowed a student in your school? This post describes what I learned from stepping into the shoes of a freshman for one day. And why I believe we should all shadow our students to redesign the school experience. 

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