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…


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Stories of Talladega County's transformation, Part 2

Like many districts across the country, great things are happening for the students and teachers in Talladega County, Alabama. Fortunately, the…


9 Minutes

Stories of Talladega County's transformation, Part 1

Like many districts across the country, great things are happening for the students and teachers in Talladega County, Alabama. Fortunately, the…


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TLI success stories:
Growing leadership through the NEA

More than a thousand teachers are leading the profession in substantive ways as a result of their active engagement in the Teacher Leadership…


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Virtual community as a lever for change

We live in a world filled with digital tools that educators are leveraging to engage with colleagues from across the country. Because of these tools…


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I remember, I believe:
One teacher’s networking journey

The educators who taught and shaped me in my first years of schooling back in Detroit were Black teachers from the South, most of whom had been…


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The power to disagree:
Building trust in teacher-powered schools

I remember sitting alongside Ayla Gavins, the principal of Mission Hill K-8 School, a teacher-powered school where I was working as a student…


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Modeling democracy in Teacher-Powered Schools

With close to 150 teacher-powered schools nationwide, there are countless examples of how teacher-powered creates engaged citizens. Take a look at…


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Leading with the why:
The importance of a mission-driven school

While there has been a ton of press about giving families the choice to attend a better school, what we have not talked about is the fact that…


6 Minutes

Shifting from me to we

I was losing my mojo in the classroom a few years ago. As a physical educator coming off my fourth knee surgery in six years with low back issues…


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