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Teachers Who Plant The Forest

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The politicos and the number crunchers haven’t invented the measuring stick calculates the real returns of teaching.  If you have to know, don't be a teacher.  Instead of those calibrations, seek to expand your ability to extend encouragement, build up rather than tear down, and always be in the business of grace.

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How to Build a Culture of Achievement in 20 Hours

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In this post I want to share a planning and reflection tool I just made. I hope you can find some use for it. 

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Mature Measures

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Of course we want a profession populated by qualified candidates, but scholastic aptitude is only one minor characteristic possessed by the educators who will transform the field. We need to be serious and design a system that does more than count our teachers before they hatch.

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William  Tolley

March 1, 2015

Mature Measures

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Of course we want a profession populated by qualified candidates, but scholastic aptitude is only one minor characteristic possessed by the educators who will transform the field. We need to be serious and design a system that does more than count our teachers before they hatch.

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Liz Prather

February 28, 2015

Teachers Who Plant The Forest

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The politicos and the number crunchers haven’t invented the measuring stick calculates the real returns of teaching.  If you have to know, don't be a teacher.  Instead of those calibrations, seek to expand your ability to extend encouragement, build up rather than tear down, and always be in the business of grace.

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Bill Ferriter

February 28, 2015

New Slide: Technology is a Tool, NOT a Leadership Outcome

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Most members of Radical Nation know that I whipped up an image titled What Do You Want Students to Do With Technology a few years ago that tends to resonate with audiences.  It is certainly the most popular piece of content that I have ever created, racking up nearly 40,000 views on Flickr and turning up in #edtech presentation after #edtech presentation.

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Brianna Crowley

February 25, 2015

Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul?

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This post is the first in a series of reflections on our current grading system where I try to tackle these questions: Is the current system fair and relevant? What is the relationship between grading and learning? What alternatives to the 100 point system do educators have? Throughout the series, you will hear from other classroom teachers, my current students, and researchers who have delved into these questions with a scientific lens. In the final post, I will share what I plan to do in my own classroom as a result of these conversations and reflections.

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Lori Nazareno

February 24, 2015

How to Avoid Colorblindness All Year Long

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Guest blogger Jennifer Henderson shares: I don’t have any lessons for Black History Month. I don’t have any articles, videos, or coloring sheets. There’s just something about focusing on racial equality, social justice, or the color of my students’ skin for only one month a year that always seems a little... well, racist.  

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