We're not natural-born democrats, but we are natural born "intellectuals," "theorists," "jokers," "reflecters," plus possessors of plenty of grit.
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November 21, 2013
November 19, 2013
At their best, our schools have always welcomed children into the body politic, while also serving as engines of upward mobility, individual agency, and self-fulfillment.
November 14, 2013
I want communities, teachers, and students to have lively discourse about what "the future" will look like, rather than "teaching to" a preordained one.
November 12, 2013
One of the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate is that it makes enemies of people who might be able to add value to each other's work.
October 29, 2013
Is it really "virtuous" to put one's own children ahead of everyone else's? That baffles me. Have I misunderstood you?
October 08, 2013
Test-score achievement may lead to a BA, MA, or PhD, but it isn't the route to a good job if enough good jobs don't exist.
October 01, 2013
I want some things to "matter" to students, their families, and the school community—and citizens writ large. Habit #5 of our "Habits of Mind" is: "Who cares? Why does it matter?"
June 27, 2013
Add to your goals for students some aspirations that cannot be the basis for graduation, but are perhaps just as important.
June 25, 2013
Armed with convincing data, our movement will earn a larger seat at the education reform table.
June 20, 2013
Many find it hard now to imagine being "just" lifelong classroom teachers or even principals for decades. Those "justs" are my heroes.