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Barnett Berry

December 29, 2016

A shift in strategy: CTQ rings in the new year with roundtable discussions

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We know the impact that one teacher leader can have in their school and on the system as a whole. And we believe unleashing the collective capacity of educators (teachers and administrators) is the key to creating an equitable public school system that serves all students and their communities. To amplify this belief, the Center for Teaching Quality is shifting its blogging strategy, transitioning from a community of individual bloggers to a roundtable discussion approach. Learn more about this strategy here and join the conversation.

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Renee Moore

April 26, 2016

Build a Three-Legged Stool: A Classroom Mentoring Program

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During the 2016 Teaching and Learning Conference, I shared briefly about a technique I used for many years to help provide parent/community support for students. Several people asked for more information about it, so I'm re-posting a more detailed piece I wrote in January 2007, "If Not a Village, At Least an Elder.".

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Marcia Powell

April 21, 2016

Notes from the First TPS Design Thinking Chat, Week 3

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What sticky questions are big enough that we need to really empathize with more than our own viewpoint?  How can we work together to make that idea grow into possibilities that can lead to increased value in our schools, our classrooms, and our communities?

If you've ever asked,  "How can I.....," check out the potential of design thinking.  Ready. Set. Go. We can solve this...together.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

March 6, 2016

From Safety Goggles to Seventh Period: What Shadowing A Student Taught Me

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Have you shadowed a student in your school? This post describes what I learned from stepping into the shoes of a freshman for one day. And why I believe we should all shadow our students to redesign the school experience. 

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