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Jennifer Barnett

May 30, 2012

Valuable professional learning discussions

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One might not find it unusual to find a group of teachers chatting about learning. Recently I was in a virtual room of nearly 60 amazing teachers discussing their own professional learning. The fact that so many teachers spent an hour sharing their perspective on professional development for educators was not unusual. What was unusual [...]

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José Luis Vilson

May 15, 2012

What might be right for you may not be right for some [On home visits]

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At the Education Week Teacher blog, my colleagues and I have written a fair amount about parent involvement as the missing link in school reform (here are a couple that I wrote). Generally, I agree that the parents of low-income communities have an untapped power that sometimes differentiates between the schools found in our neighborhoods [...]

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José Luis Vilson

May 2, 2012

Social media renegades

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Imagine my surprise yesterday when ABC7 News reported that Chancellor Dennis Walcott had developed a set of social media guidelines for NYC Department of Education employees to follow. For the last seven years, I’ve run amok from what others might consider decency in social media (re: I curse a lot in other platforms). At first, [...]

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Jennifer Barnett

March 28, 2012

Taking the #commoncore to Twitter

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Each month our #teaching2030 Twitter chat draws an amazing group of thoughtful minds. This month’s chat on the Common Core standards was no exception. We posed several questions to these teacher leaders about the implementation of the standards. Thoughts About Implementation @dlaufenberg shared three excellent points: I think it is key that we look at [...]

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