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…


11 Minutes

All means All--And that includes leadership

Welcome to the new school year.  Room preparation, lesson plans, finding supplies for all your students and meetings will fill the days ahead.  And…


5 Minutes

Collective leadership: An approach, not a program

Why Collective Leadership Initiative? I am a firm believer that teachers will stay in a school only if they have a high quality leader in their…


6 Minutes

The unending relay race to support our students

I have spent much of my “down time” over the last couple of months training to run the Hood to Coast 199-mile relay race in Oregon with some of my…


9 Minutes

Learning to lead together: Harnessing your change-agent superpower

Leading together is challenging. It requires revolutionized mindsets about how school systems should operate; however, it is the only avenue that…


15 Minutes

The Pushback of Success

You likely know an amazing, dynamic teacher who has made a difference.  S/he may help with professional development, or use an innovation that most…


4 Minutes

Public education’s future and its teaching profession

Forty years ago this fall, I began my teaching career and ensuing efforts to both better understand and advance the teaching profession. In my…


9 Minutes

The digital divide encompasses more than access

It has been ten years since my colleagues and I wrote TEACHING 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools Now and in the Future.…


4 Minutes

We can’t create what we can’t imagine

LOOKING BACK In 2009, our team of 12 outstanding classroom teachers and CTQ’s founder Barnett Berry debated the future of education among ourselves…


11 Minutes

Teacher shortage reality: Numbers & names

Sometimes we look at numbers and ignore them for two reasons: We don’t see individual lives represented by the numbers. The numbers represent…


6 Minutes