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

Delicious ambiguity: Leading by the seat of your pants

When I began my career as a classroom teacher fifteen years ago, I could never have imagined the trajectory my professional life would take. First a…


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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…


10 Minutes

Collective leadership: An approach, not a program

Why Collective Leadership Initiative? I am a firm believer that teachers will stay in a school only if they have a high quality leader in their…


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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…


9 Minutes

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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Public education’s future and its teaching profession

Forty years ago this fall, I began my teaching career and ensuing efforts to both better understand and advance the teaching profession. In my…


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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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