TLN writings and sightings

Members of the Teacher Leaders Network are highly quotable and are frequently featured in stories and interviews that appear on the websites of…


2 Minutes

Responsibility v. accountability

My original plan for this week's writing (before wrestling with a proposal to deny spouses of teachers the right to vote) was to respond to Mike--a…


6 Minutes

The education shakedown....

In response to my Teachers of the Year Call for Changes to NCLB post, Bob---a reader who regularly leaves comments that challenge my…


3 Minutes

The teachers parents want

An interesting research article in the latest issue of Education Next magazine (Summer 2007) looks at the teacher preferences of parents in…


4 Minutes

If not a village, at least an elder

Some of the best and brightest students I have ever taught had parents who were not just dysfunctional; they were dangerous. Conversely, some of the…


5 Minutes

Parent involvement: Be careful what you wish for

I love those TV home design shows. You know, the ones where an interior designer comes in and completely renovates somebody’s living room or kitchen…


3 Minutes