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Barnett Berry

July 31, 2015

Flipping the System with Teacher Leadership


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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Liz Prather

July 31, 2015

The Moments In Between: What They Never Show in Teacher Movies


New teachers, don't be fooled by the serial moments of epiphany showcased in teacher movies.  That's all Hollywood and plot points.  It's the moments in between that make the good teacher great. 

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William  Tolley

July 13, 2015

Grace and American Education: An Open Letter to President Barack Obama


It’s time for you, Mr. President, to remind Americans of the paramount significance of education; how schools concretely—and sublimely—affect our lives, the health of the nation and the greater good of a broader world. As your actions over the past month have shown, sometimes a leader needs to intervene, ignore the point/counterpoint analysis and inspire the efforts of opposing sides toward broader approaches and bolder solutions.

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Marcia Powell

July 9, 2015

Jenny Horne (R-SC) Crosses the Courage Line to #takeitdown


“It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”

(-Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)


This video is worth watching (starting at 7 seconds), or at least reading the transcript

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Cheryl Redfield

May 30, 2015

What's Change Got to Do with It?


Change in education in inevitable. Some change we come to expect because of the nature of our work--students will move on and colleagues will eventually retire. We celebrate and appreciate these kinds changes.

But what kind of sustainable systemic change can be made in education that will address teacher attirition as well as stem the constant flurry of education reform?

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Jessica Cuthbertson

May 25, 2015

An Epilogue...and A Foreword: Living & Scaling Teacher Leadership


As I prepare to say goodbye to my 8th graders and close one professional chapter in order to plan for a new role next school year, I reflect on the benefits of teacherpreneurism and share my hopes for scaling teacher leadership in my school district. This post is written with deep gratitude for my CTQ Family: thank you for helping me spread my teacher leader wings, and for working tirelessly to reframe public education, so that teachers are viewed as the solution and lead experts to a more just and equitable system that serves all students. 

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