What, how, why: Finding your voice as an educational storyteller

Stories can explain who we are and help us to understand where we fit. Take some time to consider the what, how, and why of crafting and sharing…


8 Minutes

The courage to leap

Many teachers find themselves faced with the decision to leap into the unknown and confront fear, hope, self-knowledge, and, ultimately, commitment…


10 Minutes

Telling stories: One educator’s evolution

After 13 years of telling stories and writing about the profession, I have evolved as an educator and storyteller. Why I write and how I reach…


10 Minutes

A noteworthy reminder: Teaching experience matters

It is a myth that teaching experience does not matter. By sharing the story of Justin Minkel—Arkansas teacher who leads without leaving the…


5 Minutes

Teacher leadership to the power of two

My sister Kelley Cusmano and I are identical twins and teacher leaders who live and work in separate parts of Michigan and collaborate frequently. In…


10 Minutes

Shaping your story one tailwind at a time

Using the theory of headwinds/ tailwinds asymmetry as a framework, Brian Curtin discusses the ways in which we tell our own stories and its impact on…


7 Minutes

Meet Jessica Keigan, blogging lead for the power of story roundtable discussion

Get to know seasoned educator and skilled storyteller Jessica Keigan, who is leading CTQ's blogging roundtable on the power of story this July and…


5 Minutes

Risks and rewards: Moving past the single story

One powerful statement during a parent-teacher conference revealed the dangers of single stories. The moments that followed illustrate the importance…


9 Minutes

Holding on and letting go: The power of story

What’s your story? This roundtable launch post explores why we hold onto our stories, the power of our individual and collective stories, and the…


8 Minutes

Why this effective and passionate teacher is leaving the classroom (for now)

When you look up the phrase “The one that got away” you find an urban dictionary post that reads: “The person that you could've and should've ended…


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