Collective leadership and the future of public education: Hopes for 2018

I see good things in education and teacher leadership for 2018. There are many reasons to believe I may be a bit naïve: a foreign policy world in…


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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…


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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,…


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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…


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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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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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How Teachers Can Benefit From Virtual Learning Communities

This past spring CTQ hosted a blogging roundtable focused on the value of VLCs. We asked the question: how do (or how might) VLCs impact our…


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The Novice Advantage: The Joy of Uncertainty

I didn’t think that at this point in my career I would be entering my classroom as a novice. Next year I will begin my 20th year teaching but my…


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I am a Cognitive Diabetic.

In a recent interview, Stuart Butterfield -- CEO of Slack -- compared our communication patterns to the diabetes epidemic plaguing the modern world.…


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Virtual Learning Communities and the Adjacent Possible

When I started teaching in 1987, many colleagues had an "EZ-Grader" - a cardboard device they used to calculate a student's percent on an assignment…


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