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Jessica Keigan

April 23, 2013

Teaching in the present tense


I have been working on building my educational writing portfolio for over a year now and am struck by how ed policy ebbs and flows. When I was asked to come up with a title to identify my blog-identity, I realized that the best way to describe myself as a teacher was to think about what it means to teach in the present tense.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

March 18, 2013

Time for more hybrid roles: What the MetLife Survey means to me


This year I am living the 21st century American teacher’s dream—leading without leaving the classroom behind. As a teacherpreneur, I spend part of my day teaching—and the other part working to change policies and practices beyond my classroom.

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Barnett Berry

October 9, 2012

Talking about global education in Bangkok


Today, I'm slated to be speaking at EDUCA 2012: The Annual Congress for Teacher Professional Development, which is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. I'm representing the United States in a global forum on "teachers as learners."  My presentation will be under way in a few hours, and I've just learned that it will be available to watch live.

If you're interested in watching the presentation, visit CTQ's USTREAM channel to watch live (at midnight EST or 9 p.m. PST), or to view the recording afterward.

In the meantime, below is the precis of my presentation:

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Barnett Berry

September 17, 2012

Teacherpreneurs: the direction forward


In our book TEACHING 2030, I proposed, along with 12 of my teacher colleagues, that our nation would need 600,000 teacherpreneurs to advance the public school system that students deserve. I hold a relentless belief that a high quality, 21st-century system of public education, designed for all students to achieve at high levels, must be driven by the bold ideas and expert practices of teachers.

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Ariel Sacks

August 4, 2012

Response: When teachers become entrepreneurs, is their core mission altered?


I just read a provocative post from Nancy Flanagan at Teacher in a strange land called "Sleeping wth the enemy," which questions whether teachers compromise their integrity by selling their ideas.

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Jennifer Barnett

May 30, 2012

Valuable professional learning discussions


One might not find it unusual to find a group of teachers chatting about learning. Recently I was in a virtual room of nearly 60 amazing teachers discussing their own professional learning. The fact that so many teachers spent an hour sharing their perspective on professional development for educators was not unusual. What was unusual [...]

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