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Jessica Cuthbertson

September 30, 2016

A Tale of Two Schools: From Compliance To Creativity

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One of my teacher friends recently transferred schools. She is teaching the same developmental age group, the same content area, in the same district, at a school less than ten minutes from her previous school.

 

But that is where the similarities end. These two schools, in reality, are worlds apart.

 

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Barnett Berry

July 14, 2016

How principals can support teacher leaders: Lessons from Glenn O. Swing Elementary School

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Ali Wright used to believe that the best thing for principals to do to support teacher leaders was to get out of their way. Now she thinks differently. In this guest post, Ali takes us behind the scenes at a school where shared leadership is achieving impressive results. 

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Marcia Powell

May 2, 2016

Instructional Codes #TeachingIs

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CodingQuick!  Your student spent last night without supper, and only had milk and a sandwich for lunch because the meal account was overdrawn. Another was brought here after running away from violence last night.  There's a track meet tonight and 7 kids will be leaving ten minutes early.  While you take attendance, you receive an email and send two kids to the counselor's office.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

March 23, 2016

Deeper Learning For All

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For too many teachers, deeper learning only happens on our own and outside of our schools. During the summers, on weekends, or after the final bell rings, we sign on to virtual learning communities of practice to engage with powerful networks of teachers thirsty for deeper learning. This is one of many reasons why the recently released report “Teacher Leadership and Deeper Learning” by Barnett Berry is so important.

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