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…

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Are micro-credentials the next iPhone?

Teachers have been earning credits and credentials for generations, so the claim that new micro-credentials will change professional development is…

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Teacher networks: Here, there, and everywhere

Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power…

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Teachers & administrators collaborating for change

This story is the product of a great deal of thinking, reflecting, and collaborating. With the help of CTQ's impact assessment tools, I realized that…

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Beyond compliance:
Creating the schools our students need

This post explores how the colletive leadership can be used as a lever for equity.

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Taking public schools back to the future

The new year will likely be a defining moment for public education. President-Elect Donald Trump has selected a nominee for Secretary of Education in…

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Why can’t professional learning be more like pizza?

If we can customize pizza, shouldn't we be able to personalize professional learning? In this first of a series of four posts authored by KU doctoral…

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Voices from the field: The professional learning communities & experiences educators need

Over the last several months I have had the pleasure of working with eleven graduate students at the University of Kansas. Together we explored how…

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What Are You Doing to Teach Students to Spot Fake News Stories?

One of the most interesting conversations currently taking place around Donald Trump's surprise victory in our Presidential election has been the…

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Three Tools to ReEngage with Civility

When students fail on an assessment, you may be disappointed, but then what do you do?  That's the entire driving philosophy of competency education…

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