January 6, 2017
by Lori Nazareno
Teacher-Powered Schools Blogging Roundtable
Over the next several weeks bloggers will be sharing their thoughts and experiences with teacher-powered schools. This first post explores how the teacher-powered model can be used as a lever for equity.
October 1, 2016
by Joseph Bolz
At the CCTM (Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics) conference this year, I had the honor to present an Ignite Session. The set-up of an Ignite is a 5 minute presentation where the powerpoint will move to the next slide every 15 seconds, whether or not you are ready. Inspired by recent events in our world and personal reflection, I wrote the following on discovering my position in the scheme of education and teaching. Below is the original piece, however, to fit the Ignite format, I had to greatly cut it down. The video to that can be found through the link below. Enjoy!
September 30, 2016
by Jessica Cuthbertson
One of my teacher friends recently transferred schools. She is teaching the same developmental age group, the same content area, in the same district, at a school less than ten minutes from her previous school.
But that is where the similarities end. These two schools, in reality, are worlds apart.
September 3, 2016
by Bill Ferriter
All y'all that know me have probably figured out that I find it hard to hide my disdain for North Carolina's hard-right legislature.
August 14, 2016
by Noah Klein
Over the next month, teachers will be taking part in a social justice roundtable discussion in the CTQ Collaboratory and on Twitter with #CTQCollab.
August 12, 2016
by Renee Moore
August 2016: As new school year opens, I'm re-posting this story from 2011 of a still too common scenario about how we often lose the very teachers we claim we need most, with a postscript.
July 14, 2016
by Barnett Berry
Ali Wright used to believe that the best thing for principals to do to support teacher leaders was to get out of their way. Now she thinks differently. In this guest post, Ali takes us behind the scenes at a school where shared leadership is achieving impressive results.
July 8, 2016
by Sandy Merz
Recent committee work about improving my school’s climate led me to seek a bridge between two ideas about how thinking about thinking weighs heavy on our ability to lead.
June 12, 2016
by Marcia Powell
This past year, my 7th grade social studies class read William Kamkwamba's book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Hope" as a way to teach state history via comparison and contrast. The book is availalable in both a picture format and a book that is appropriate for readers with a lexile range that ranges from 850-920. I love the resilience that William and his family have, when so many people might be tempted just to give up.
June 1, 2016
by Nancy Barile
What happens when two teachers and 13 high school students go on an epic adventure in the form of a field trip? Read on!