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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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John Holland

September 28, 2015

Nudging the Boulder

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A friend in higher education asked me recently if my teacher leadership, especially in education policy, has been worth the time I have put into it. Essentially, he was asking, “Have you made a difference?” It is easy to say yes, but hard to say why.

Education policy is huge and unwieldy, like a boulder. It is possible to move but not alone.

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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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John Holland

April 30, 2015

#TeachingIs A New Story Every Day

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One  of the reasons I went into teaching is because of my love of stories. In my class we draw a picture almost every day. The teacher writes what the student says about their picture. Then we read it together. This is the very first instructional practice I was taught as a young substitute teacher in Head Start. Back then it was called the Language Experience Approach. It is the epitome of child centered literacy instruction. Since that time how we think about Language Experiences changed in early childhood.

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John Holland

November 23, 2014

#ThankfulTeacher: Teaching is a daily realization

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I am thankful to be a teacher.

The simplest answer to the question “Why?” Is because I love it.

I love it because...

It helps me to grow as a human being

It has created meaning in my life

It is a daily realization

It is not easy.

It is hard, disappointing, frustrating, and ultimately, powerful to make a difference in the life of a child.

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