Pause, ponder, then plan:
Cultivating Communities of Impact

http://www.teachingquality.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Communities-of-Impact.mp4 While CTQ has been working with…


6 Minutes

Storytelling lessons from the Camino de Santiago

I live in Colorado and — like most Coloradans — love hiking. A few years ago, after hearing inspiring stories of those who had been there, I took…


9 Minutes

Building leadership that goes the distance

When I’m not working, I’m often running — for exercise or after my four-year-old. And I’ve had my share of injuries, most recently a pulled…


7 Minutes

Micro-credentials:
Three lessons, three opportunities

Click the image to take a closer look. I'd like to share what I've learned about my work. I could fill libraries with all the lessons I've…


10 Minutes

Upside down is right side up:
Shifting priorities for professional learning

Do you have your list?  You know the one - the list of every single initiative, program, curriculum, and gosh darn good idea someone at your…


10 Minutes

Who we are:
How CTQ made my teaching and leadership

To say that my teaching and leadership have been transformed by CTQ and the Teacher Leaders Network (TLN) would be an understatement. My teaching…


6 Minutes

Personalized. From anger to acceptance.

She walked into my room, ponytail swinging. This 11th grader was not a regular student, but a drop-in, requiring some explanation. At this school…


5 Minutes

Teacher leadership - not a number

I struggled as a beginning teacher. I loved the curriculum and wanted to share literature with my students, but I had not mastered the art of…


9 Minutes

Stepping into the network - and into leadership

In the fall of 2005, I was two months into my first teaching position. Two months into the uncertainty, triumphs, and struggles of my chosen…


7 Minutes

Looking to the horizon:
The adventure and impact of teacher leadership

My educational vision: To empower ALL students to own their learning, shape their dreams, and create a better world. Take the first step: Own it……


18 Minutes