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Renee Moore

October 24, 2008

Platform diving: Comparing the party positions on education

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Thanks to Teachers College and EdWeek for sponsoring and webcasting the recent debate between the top educational advisors for McCain and Obama: Lisa Graham Keegan and Linda Darling-Hammond, respectively. Teachers College President, Susan Fuhrman (my colleague on the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching) moderated the lively and informative discussion.The debate is archived at Edweek.org. 

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JohnNorton

October 21, 2008

Urban Teacher Residencies - Wave of the Future?

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There's some nice synergy going on between the Teacher Leaders Network and the Center for Teaching Quality around Urban Teacher Residencies. CTQ president Barnett Berry and senior researcher Diana Montgomery are co-authors on two important new papers about what Berry calls "the third way" to prepare and support cohorts of high-quality, diverse teachers committed to long-term careers in high-needs schools. CTQ describes it this way:

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Bill Ferriter

September 6, 2008

Holding teachers accountable ain't that easy. . .

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My boy Bob---who reads the Radical regularly and pushes me with provocative comments---has me thinking about teacher accountability this week.  In response to a recent post about the characteristics of inspirational teachers, he wrote:

I, too, hold similar thoughts, but find mixed results to the following Q: How do you see these ideas translating into student learning rates, the teacher's central duty?

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Bill Ferriter

August 31, 2008

Throwing rocks at the ivory tower. . .

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On Friday, I had an interesting opportunity that took me out of my comfort zone a bit.  I'd been contacted by two professors at a major Northeastern university who were interested in learning more about Voicethread and the role that it could play in classroom instruction at the college level.  We scheduled an interview that they planned to use in some upcoming work with their colleagues.

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JohnNorton

July 23, 2008

Visit the TLN book review database!

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Members of the Teacher Leaders Network regularly review new books from education publishers. They bring a classroom perspective to their reading and help you decide whether a book is worth your investment of time. We've just entered all of our book reviews into the resources database at our TLN website. Click on "Resources" in the navigation bar or jump straight to the search engine.

Here are direct links to some of our reviewed titles:

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