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

I remember, I believe:
One teacher’s networking journey

The educators who taught and shaped me in my first years of schooling back in Detroit were Black teachers from the South, most of whom had been…


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…


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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…


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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……


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Embrace the "leader" in teacher leadership

Can you describe your leadership journey in six words? At my school district’s recent first Diversity Council meeting of the year, I asked teacher…


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Confessions of a former teacher

I have a confession, and I also need to ask all classroom teachers for forgiveness. As recently as one day ago, I told a complete stranger that I am…


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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…


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Collective leadership: Leading the schools of tomorrow

In the forthcoming series of blogs in this roundtable, K-12 public education leaders from across the country, working in different parts of the…


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Sometimes

Sometimes, I put my head on my desk for a few moments after school and just think. I think of the children I have seen. Those who are so angry that…


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