Virtual community as a lever for change

We live in a world filled with digital tools that educators are leveraging to engage with colleagues from across the country. Because of these tools…


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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…


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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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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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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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Personal Pushback, Notable Change

I just changed my bio on most of my social media accounts.  Now, that may not seem like a big deal, but it reflects a significant internal change:…


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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…


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ROUNDTABLE: The future of education

Our schools and school systems face a future in which the only certainty is change. Diversifying community demographics, burgeoning student needs,…


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