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Cheryl Redfield

May 3, 2015

#TeachingIs: Peer-to-Peer Collaboration


One teacher alone without support is not an ideal condition for teaching and learning. But it is an all too common occurence. Yet, it is easy to understand why peer-to-peer collaboration has been viewed as a more viable and sustainable way to increase efficacy in the classroom. Because, when it is all said and done, the truth is that we are more effective together than in isolation.

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Liz Prather

April 27, 2015

How To Be a Teacher Leader


CTQ blogger Sandy Merz recently posted “My Teacher Leader Manifesto” and challenged teacher leaders to write theirs. Instead of writing a manifesto, I decided to write a few thoughts about how one might become a teacher leader in his or her department, school or district.  These are some of the steps I have taken to develop as a teacher leader.

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Barnett Berry

April 14, 2015

Digging Deeper into Singaporean Teacher Development: 5 Lessons for U.S. Policy Leaders


Much has also been written on Singapore’s systematic approach to teacher development. However, a few facts about teaching in Singapore are in order—especially as U.S. policy leaders are finally awakening to the idea of teacher leadership.

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Ariel Sacks

March 9, 2015

What Do We Know About The Teaching Brain? An Interview With Author Vanessa Rodriguez


I’m so excited to share this interview with Vanessa Rodriguez, a veteran NYC middle school teacher, Harvard researcher, instructor and author of the just-released book, The Teaching Brain. This is a fascinating and accessible book that introduces new, and, I’d say, ground-breaking thinking on what the act of teaching really entails.

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William  Tolley

March 1, 2015

Mature Measures


Of course we want a profession populated by qualified candidates, but scholastic aptitude is only one minor characteristic possessed by the educators who will transform the field. We need to be serious and design a system that does more than count our teachers before they hatch.

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