Teachers & administrators collaborating for change

This story is the product of a great deal of thinking, reflecting, and collaborating. With the help of CTQ's impact assessment tools, I realized that…


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Top Five Radical Reads of 2016

One of my favorite things about the end of December and the beginning of January are the summaries that bloggers share with their networks detailing…


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Three steps to increase collaboration

Whether you’re a new adjunct professor on a college campus or a veteran faculty member at an elementary school looking to make new connections, we…


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Three ways to take novice teachers from tentative to tenacious

Self-efficacy is a critical component of teacher development. In this guest post, data scientist and KU graduate student J.J. DeSimone explores why…


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Why can’t professional learning be more like pizza?

If we can customize pizza, shouldn't we be able to personalize professional learning? In this first of a series of four posts authored by KU doctoral…


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Voices from the field: The professional learning communities & experiences educators need

Over the last several months I have had the pleasure of working with eleven graduate students at the University of Kansas. Together we explored how…


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Welcoming the Old New Teacher

It's been difficult for me these last two months, and I haven't been posting much.  At first, I thought perhaps it was just the difficulty of an…


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New #atplc Resource: Tasks Teams Tackle Document

One of the questions that I get asked all the time when I'm working with schools and districts that are functioning as professional learning…


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How principals can support teacher leaders: Lessons from Glenn O. Swing Elementary School

Ali Wright used to believe that the best thing for principals to do to support teacher leaders was to get out of their way. Now she thinks…


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When 140 Characters is Not Enough: Virtual PLCs

I’m a self-confessed education nerd, and almost all of my work learning with teachers is done virtually. I spend many hours thinking about how great…


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