February 19, 20142 comments
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February 19, 20141 comment
Something to consider: over the last few years, a select group of folks have taken on the idea of "teacherpreneurship." Quietly but surely, they're discussing education for our kids in places where we aren't always welcome. They're re-shaping the environments around them and making their impressions felt in their school districts. Teacherpreneurism was never the "evil idea" a few critics made it out to be, but an idea set in making sure teachers had control of their profession. Having said that, here's the application. Please. Have at it.
February 18, 20141 comment
A North Carolina teacher apologizes to her students for quantifying them with a number. (First published on The Washington Post's The Answer Sheet blog.)
February 18, 20145 comments
by Brad Clark
Students cannot choose their service providers. So how do we ensure effective teaching for all?
February 18, 201410 comments
In his song, In This Love Together, Michael Bernard Beckwith urges us to:
See with the eye behind the eye
Hear with the ear behind the ear
Feel with the heart behind the heart
So we can
See the invisible
Hear the inaudible
Do the impossible.
February 18, 20140 comments
Exploring how teaching in the present tense...and talking about it...can impact the educational system.
February 16, 20148 comments
by Ariel Sacks
I've recently had the opportunity to speak with two different English teacher authors, who've written books about teaching methods. Hearing the perspectives and stories of people who have vastly more experience than I do in territory I'm just entering, as a new teacher-author, is inspiring and intriguing to me.
February 14, 20140 comments
by Renee Moore
Our CTQ Collaboratory colleague, Meenoo Rami, founder of the wildly popular #engchat, has written a fascinating new book that is already creating quite a buzz. Thrive: Five Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching. The book devotes a chapter to one of my favorite topics: the role of mentors in the teaching profession.
February 14, 20142 comments
Having spent the past four days snowed in and stir crazy, I decided to sit down and work on my taxes yesterday.
February 13, 20140 comments
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell
These posts take the seed of inspiration and give it direction within the context of your school and your classroom community.