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December 17, 2019

I observed a bilingual classroom yesterday. The teacher was in Spanish-only mode as indicated by the green scarf she was wearing at the time . I could only understand maybe one out of every five words that she said. 

Despite the language barrier though, I understood exa...

December 3, 2019

 Photo credit: Anonymous Fulcrum Employee Who Can't Cook

I’m not much of a cook - and by that I mean that I don’t cook much and I don’t cook well. So, it wasn’t surprising when I tried cooking pancakes for the first time and ended up with a charred circle in the pa...

November 5, 2019

It’s 9 or so weeks into the year and you’ve finally got our feet underneath you. The ship is steadying before the next wave of storms - testing, winter holidays, compliance documents. Over the first two months of the year, you’ve communicated your priorities to your te...

August 15, 2015

TNTP released a new report earlier this month titled The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About Our Quest for Teacher Development. (If you haven’t done so yet, read the full report!)

Like The Widget Effect and The Irreplaceables before it, The Mirage is bound to start...

July 10, 2015

Ask a teacher and most of them would tell you the same thing – professional development isn’t useful; it’s just something that has to be done.

My last post, Why Workshops and Websites Won’t Work, gave insight into why teachers are saying this and why they will never be...

June 24, 2015

Based on the looks of it, you'd think that administrators and school leaders believed that teachers are all superhuman learners, the stars of the class, the honors students who do the extra credit work before the regular assignment. A lovely thought, but one that's jus...

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