Culture and magic:
Bringing the intangibles of a classroom to a digital space

Details: Participants will be empowered to recreate the atmosphere and culture of their classroom in a virtual world that still focuses on equity…


1 Minute

Storytelling lessons from the Camino de Santiago

I live in Colorado and — like most Coloradans — love hiking. A few years ago, after hearing inspiring stories of those who had been there, I took…


9 Minutes

Stories of Talladega County's transformation, Part 2

Like many districts across the country, great things are happening for the students and teachers in Talladega County, Alabama. Fortunately, the…


9 Minutes

Stories of Talladega County's transformation, Part 1

Like many districts across the country, great things are happening for the students and teachers in Talladega County, Alabama. Fortunately, the…


6 Minutes

Shifting the system towards hope

I began my teaching career in 1975. For the first 20 years, the changes were modest alterations to the existing system. Lauren Hill clearly labels…


9 Minutes

Upside down is right side up:
Shifting priorities for professional learning

Do you have your list?  You know the one - the list of every single initiative, program, curriculum, and gosh darn good idea someone at your…


10 Minutes

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

Leading with the why:
The importance of a mission-driven school

While there has been a ton of press about giving families the choice to attend a better school, what we have not talked about is the fact that…


6 Minutes

Embrace the "leader" in teacher leadership

Can you describe your leadership journey in six words? At my school district’s recent first Diversity Council meeting of the year, I asked teacher…


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…


13 Minutes