How Principals Can Avoid "Administrator-itis"

My friend and colleague Scott Diamond was once a cancer research scientist. Picture all the wacky stereotypes you have about scientists and you’ll…


7 Minutes

A Night in the Life of a Teacherpreneur

It’s early Saturday morning, the bedside clock reads 2:21 and I’m still awake. On one side, my husband of almost a quarter century sleeps deeply. On…


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A day in the life of a teacherpreneur

When you take the complexity of teaching students--even if it’s only for a half day--and add it to navigating the world of policy, politics, adult…


6 Minutes

Advice for a new union leader

Every leader has that day... her or his first day in the leadership role. School districts and teachers unions are STILL a long way away from seeing…


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Arizona Rocks Teacher Leadership

If you see "Arizona" and "Education" in a headline, expect bad news to follow. But not for long, given the rate that we are incubating, hatching, and…


9 Minutes

Some Innovative Teachers Who Leave Come Back: An Interview With Geneviève DeBose

Recently, I've been thinking about all of the great teachers who've already made the choice to leave the classroom and become administrators, work in…


18 Minutes

Empowering teachers to own their profession

This guest blog originally appeared as a series of comments on one of the discussion threads here in the Collaboratory about teacher evaluation and…


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Teacherpreneurs: Race, Class, and the (R)evolution of Teaching

I was privileged to experience two of my favorite authors in person last night.


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Beauty At The Still Point

Reflection comes easy when the view is right - my thoughts at the conclusion of my teacherpreneurship.


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Common Core: Putting Students on Paths to 21st-Century Success

A little more than 20 years ago, I graduated from college with a degree and an eagerness to help students. During my time as a camp counselor, I had…


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