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What are You Doing to Encourage Curiosity in Your TEACHERS?


In a response to my recent bit on the importance of encouraging curiosity in the classroom, an undergraduate education student going by LaurenUSA made


3 Things that Don't Suck about the Common Core Math Standards


We've all heard the complaints about Common Core math--from both parents and students. Here are 3 reasons why Common Core math is actually a GOOD thing for students.


The evolution of “grading” teachers


Why we need to reconsider the "value-added" that value-added measures supposedly lend to teacher evaluation.

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Megan Allen

August 3, 2015

Is the class system thriving in public education?


TSA PreCheck versus general security screening. Priority boarding versus general boarding. First class versus the holding tank of the main cabin. Our world is organized into the “have’s” and “have not’s,” with the class system most certainly alive and well.  Let’s look at two of the places where it sticks its ugly nose: our schools and airports.     

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Barnett Berry

July 31, 2015

Flipping the System with Teacher Leadership


As the global narrative on teaching begins to shift, research shows that investing in high-quality professional learning systems is key to school improvement. The newly-published Flip the System, which features chapters written by members of the CTQ Collaboratory and CTQ staff, explores the role of teacher leaders.

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Liz Prather

July 31, 2015

The Moments In Between: What They Never Show in Teacher Movies


New teachers, don't be fooled by the serial moments of epiphany showcased in teacher movies.  That's all Hollywood and plot points.  It's the moments in between that make the good teacher great. 

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