Enhancing Global Competencies Through an International Teacher Network

Have you ever wondered how a teacher in Singapore or New Zealand might approach a concept that you also teach in your classroom? Where would you go…


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Shameless Self-Promotion in Education's Social Media Spaces

Poking through my feed reader last weekend, I stumbled across a provocative Chris Wejr bit questioning whether or not social spaces were becoming…


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Why you should start a video PLC

The teacher on video stood motionless before the class, his forehead shiny under the fluorescent lighting, his face a little green. He droned through…


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5 reasons to find a virtual community now (part 2)

By Rod Powell Part 1 of this post was originally published on April 30, 2012. Reason #3: Address Specific Challenges Beginning to implement Common…


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5 reasons to find a virtual community now (part 1)

By Rod Powell Rod Powell, an NBCT with 24 years of experience, teaches history at Mooresville Senior High School in Mooresville, North Carolina. He…


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Read this: Teacher Leaders Network—a notable community

This recent recognition of Teacher Leaders Network as a "Notable Community of Connected Educators" captures some of why I love being part of this…


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Teacher leadership's gaining momentum—Where are we going?

Five years ago, the phrase "teacher leadership" was new and foreign. Now teachers across the country are involved in leadership that informs local…


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Teacher wall is the social network teachers have been waiting for

Teaching can often feel like a lonely job, but there are nearly 4 million of us in the U.S. plugging away at it everyday. Having trouble getting your…


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Voices from the classroom: New millennium blog

Collaboration seems to be a buzz word these days.  It is mentioned in just about every aspect of education: planning with teachers, working with…


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Watch this: Clay Shirky on the cognitive surplus

One of the writers who has literally changed the way I think is Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus. In this Ted Talk,…


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