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

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

Upside down is right side up:
Shifting priorities for professional learning

Do you have your list?  You know the one - the list of every single initiative, program, curriculum, and gosh darn good idea someone at your…


10 Minutes

From potluck to teacher leadership

Perhaps the most inspiring step educators get to take is that first step into their own classrooms after landing an initial position at a school.…


7 Minutes

Teacher leadership - not a number

I struggled as a beginning teacher. I loved the curriculum and wanted to share literature with my students, but I had not mastered the art of…


9 Minutes

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…


8 Minutes

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…


7 Minutes

Teachers leading, leading teachers:
A reader's guide

As the holidays are fast approaching, I’m anxiously anticipating much-needed family time with loved ones. If you’re like me, you’ll also utilize…


4 Minutes

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

Looking to the horizon:
The adventure and impact of teacher leadership

My educational vision: To empower ALL students to own their learning, shape their dreams, and create a better world. Take the first step: Own it……


18 Minutes