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Between Passion and Possibility: Creating My Dream School

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You never know when your possibilities will unveil themselves to you. I’ve told children that for 17 years. In January, I began to live my own.


An Opportunity to Share My Voice


Los Angeles high school student Maria Urquilla describes what a class trip to Washington D.C. taught her about the importance of student voice.


Why Every School Needs to Require Tandem Bike Riding


One of the major benefits of marrying a teacher is the fact that we share a summer schedule. This summer, our schedule found us on Sanibel Island, FL. My husband, Paul, had mentioned riding a tandem bike on several occasions, and given that the number of bikes matched the number of people on the island, we went with the “why-not-today” philosophy.

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Paul Barnwell

July 25, 2014

Administrators and Principals: Check Out Our "Treehouse"

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Sometimes, it feels as if we teacher leaders are operating in a secret treehouse in the woods of our childhoods, with friends trading insights and baseball cards, generally scheming up ways to make our corners of the world a more meaningful place. Let's invite administrators into the treehouse to share our insights. Let's also climb on down and be deliberate about learning more about how the goals of administrators and teacher leaders can mesh more effectively.

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Bill Ferriter

July 23, 2014

Do We Value People, or Just the Content they Share?


Personal learning networks can't be selfish little learning bubbles where we see others as nothing more than digital resources to draw from.  There's a person behind every avatar who deserves to be valued and recognized and appreciated and challenged.  PLNs thrive only when we recognize the humanity in our networks and when we are willing to be open and personal with each other.

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