Transforming Teaching and Learning: 7 Steps Toward Creating a 'Teacher-Powered' School

Schools that are led by teachers can be a great option for teachers and students alike, writes Lori Nazareno. Having helped launch one, she shares…


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If teachers know best about professional learning… let's follow their lead.

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) selected an apt title for its study of American professional development released on Tuesday: “Teachers Know……


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Dreams to Reality: Teacher Powered Schools

Are you one of those teachers who has said, “I want to start a teacher-powered school” or had a conversation with your colleagues about what you…


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Building a School of Possibilities Requires a “Building” of Possibilities

When creating a school whose mission is to provide a culture of possibilities and growth, can you find a permanent structure that fits the mission?


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The Bookroom– Finding possibilities by leaving it behind.

A school with no books!  A digital bookroom and library! A place where at any moment a child's interest, a teacher's brainstorm, a principal's dream…


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Teacher-Powered Schools and Teacher Leadership

Jelmer Evers, a teacher in the Netherlands, writes about a PBS NewsHour feature on a teacher-powered school: K-8 Mission Hill in Boston.


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How I overcame my introversion and turned a fatal flaw into a hero's journey

For most of my life, I’ve solved my problems and attacked my goals alone. Only recently have I learned that it is the act of helping others that…


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Between Passion and Possibility: Creating My Dream School

You never know when your possibilities will unveil themselves to you. I’ve told children that for 17 years. In January, I began to live my own.


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Believing is Seeing

The people who can envision another way are those who will re-invent life and education as we know it. Those who can’t…won’t. Which one are you?……


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Divided No More

To integrate is to make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify. In the winter of 2007 I set out to create a school. Along the way a new…


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