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June 05, 2014

Are Bad Ideas Making Us Miss the Good Ones?

Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.

May 28, 2014

Teachers Are Not a Problem. They Are an Opportunity.

In today's guest blog, international leadership expert Andy Hargreaves lays out that when it comes to education, teachers are not the problem but an opportunity.

May 25, 2014

Teacher Leaders: Who Are the Best Ones?

Does the phrase "teacher leaders" mean innovative teachers who can help move their colleagues forward, or teachers who are there to agree with district changes?

May 18, 2014

Peer Observation: Get Out of the Land of Nice

Peer observation doesn't always work well because teachers do not want to provide critical feedback, but given a supportive school leader, and a focus on professional growth, peer observation could offer enormous benefits.

May 16, 2014

A Great School Community Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

School communities are worth their weight in gold...I know mine is.

May 13, 2014

Professional Development Should Be Like a Runner's High

Professional development sessions leave many educators wondering what they are supposed to learn. Maybe the answer is in running?

May 11, 2014

State Education Departments: A Missed Opportunity?

Instead of focusing on politics and negativity, State Education Departments could be a model for educators by providing effective professional development, resources, and professional publications that help unite instead of divide.

April 21, 2014

Treating Education as a Zero-Sum Game

No matter how many academics give inspirational TED talks or publish papers on innovative pedagogy, no matter how much blood, sweat and tears teachers donate to the cause, there is a hidden barrier to meaningful, large-scale improvement in education: zero-sum thinking.

April 19, 2014

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones

Stepping out of our comfort zones is difficult, but there may be no better time to do it than now.

March 30, 2014

PISA Head Delivers Speech on School Autonomy

PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?

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