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Renee Moore

November 9, 2015

Is Professional Development for Teachers a Waste of Time (and Money)?

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For the next two weeks, bloggers here in the CTQ Collaboratory will explore the theme: How Do Teachers [Really] Learn? We invite you all to join us with your thoughts and questions here on the blogs or on social media at #Love2Learn.

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Tricia Ebner

September 12, 2015

Being a Veteran Teacher

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As the school year started and I saw many new faces at our opening district-wide meeting, I realized that I am now one of the veteran teachers. It made me consider how important and valuable my mentors have been to me. How can I possibly share the wisdom that's been shared with me, when those are my stories and experiences? What does it take to be a supportive, encouraging resource to newer teachers? 

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Liz Prather

August 7, 2015

To the New High School Teacher: Some Tips

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Several years ago, my nephew, Jake, changed his major from journalism to education. We went out to dinner to discuss his decision.  I told him teaching was not for the weak.  Teaching will break your heart, I said.  I told him many of his students would be poor, have few resources at home and find education alienating, even dangerous.   But, I told him, teaching is one of the only profession where you can actually change the direction of a child's life by arming her with tools to better her life.

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Barnett Berry

July 31, 2015

Flipping the System with Teacher Leadership

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As the global narrative on teaching begins to shift, research shows that investing in high-quality professional learning systems is key to school improvement. The newly-published Flip the System, which features chapters written by members of the CTQ Collaboratory and CTQ staff, explores the role of teacher leaders.

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Liz Prather

July 31, 2015

The Moments In Between: What They Never Show in Teacher Movies

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New teachers, don't be fooled by the serial moments of epiphany showcased in teacher movies.  That's all Hollywood and plot points.  It's the moments in between that make the good teacher great. 

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