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The Power of Collaboration: 3 Ways to Bring Teachers and Legislators Together


Collaboration is the key to success in any system. It's time to start bridging the gaps and creating opportunities for collaboration between all the stakeholder in our educational system.


It's Us, Not Them: How Student Failure May Reflect You


It was the first time there wasn’t a line in the ladies restroom, but yet my longest wait. We went from complete strangers to a teacher listening to a student in just three words, “Are you ok?”


Embracing the Summer Slide


The summer slide is so much more than just "not reading". Slip and Slide 4 copyright 2010 by Jeffrey Smith licensed under CC by-ND 2.0

When students come back in a few weeks, I won’t be so worried about how much they “lost” over the summer in terms of numerical ranges.  I’ll be more concerned about what they have gained in laughter and angst, identities they have tried on and discarded like last year’s trendy shoes.

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Paul Barnwell

July 25, 2014

Administrators and Principals: Check Out Our "Treehouse"


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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