Sharing Our Practice: CTQ Learns and Leads through Home Base Week

At CTQ, we love to highlight the incredible learning environments created by teachers. We enjoy elevating and celebrating the innovative solutions…


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Investing more and differently in students: Teacher leadership for deeper learning

What do students experience when teachers can lead and learn deeply? Peek inside Social Justice Humanitas Academy (Los Angeles Unified School…


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Florida: The Connected Educator

This guest blog post is written by Janelle Dickerson, a recongnized and certified K-8 dance educator and teacher leader at a ES/PS 315 The Lab School…


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Does Moving Money From Prisons to Schools Really Make Sense?

Will we forever be stuck shaking our heads at the annual cost to lock up a prisoner compared to the annual cost to educate a child and saying that…


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Relationship: The Stealth Reform

Our schools were not built to address poverty as it stands today. In my city the rate of child poverty in the 1940s-1950s was closer to 20% than the…


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Why teacher-powered schools are picking up momentum

The teacher-powered model isn’t new, but it’s definitely picking up momentum. More than 80 public teacher-powered schools currently operate in at…


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Find your community:
A spectrum of engagement for professional learning

Looking for a way to engage in professional learning with others? Find your community with a spectrum of engagement! As my classroom has changed…


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Why are the best players sitting on the bench?

As my eyes cruised down my Twitter feed the other day, I saw a headline that grabbed my attention. “Want Better Education Policy?” Yes! “There’s a…


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The Power of Peer Observation: Part I, The Rationale

An administrator who wants to save money, increase staff morale, and provide authentic professional development  needs to look no further than her…


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All In A Day’s Work: Maximizing the Inservice Structure

While professional learning varies greatly in terms of quality and intensity, how do we make the most of current school or district structures? Here…


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