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

Teacher leadership - not a number

I struggled as a beginning teacher. I loved the curriculum and wanted to share literature with my students, but I had not mastered the art of…


9 Minutes

Stepping into the network - and into leadership

In the fall of 2005, I was two months into my first teaching position. Two months into the uncertainty, triumphs, and struggles of my chosen…


7 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

Shifting from me to we

I was losing my mojo in the classroom a few years ago. As a physical educator coming off my fourth knee surgery in six years with low back issues…


8 Minutes

Meet Rob Kriete and Tricia Ebner, blogging leads for the authentic assessments roundtable discussion

Over the next two months, bloggers from the CTQ community will be discussing the implications of authentic assessments. The roundtable discussion…


5 Minutes

The future leadership of teachers

The future leadership of teachers, authored by Barnett Berry and Vicki Phillips, was originally posted by TeachingPartners. Almost 30 years ago,…


16 Minutes

A #CTQCollab Love Story

Today is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, let’s share love stories. I’ll start. They encouraged me. They connected me to other teacher leaders. They…


13 Minutes

Teacher networks: Here, there, and everywhere

Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power…


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