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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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Ariel Sacks

June 30, 2012

More voices!


So I've been blogging now for 5+ years! It's been an extremely rewarding experience to process my opinions and experiences as an educator in writing and to voice them in the context of the diverse experiences and perspectives within this field. Here's a link to my very first post in April 2008 about what it meant to me to be "Going public" with my teaching practice.

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Ariel Sacks

June 28, 2012

How I got hired on the spot as a newbie


It's not easy to land the first teaching position. Without full-time experience as a teacher, there's no doubt that—even with excellent training—you're going to have so much to learn. I remember several tough interviews while looking for that first job, where I knew I did not have good answers to questions I was asked. I can recall exact moments in interviews where I knew I would probably not get the job.

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Bill Ferriter

June 22, 2012

Looking for an #edtech workshop? Come learn with me!


As most Radical readers know, I'm one of the authors of Teaching the iGeneration -- a title designed to introduce teachers to ways that technology can be used to design lessons that give students opportunities to experiment with essential skills like collaboration, information management and persuasion. 

It's probably the title that I'm most proud of because it is incredibly practical

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José Luis Vilson

June 21, 2012

Five reasons why my school year was memorable 2012 [And every year, really]


Hey John, Many of my colleagues throughout the country have already done their end of the year posts, but because NYC is special, we end our school year on June 27th. Yet, academically, the school year is done for all intents and purposes, especially mine who are preparing for their 8th grade graduation tomorrow. This [...]

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