Stephen Anderson discusses conditions that promote high quality teaching on a large scale.

James Spillane discusses the importance of diagnosis and design in leading and managing instructional improvement.

Louise Stoll reflects on how taking a stand-up comedy course helped her improve her instructional practice. She challenges us to be open to new ideas and try experiences that push us and challenge our thinking. And, she reminds us to practice new skills and keep refining them.

Helen Janc Malone introduces the second blog week focused on improving practice.

Dennis Shirley discusses how infusion of technology exposes how little control educators have over teaching and learning. Shirley calls for "mindful teaching with technology," conversations within and across the teaching profession about when and how we should use new technologies or avoid them altogether.

Yong Zhao examines the Chinese struggle with students' academic overload and the two important lessons American education reformers can draw from the Chinese test-oriented culture.

Andy Hargreaves addresses four lessons of international benchmarking that are practical and desirable for the U.S. education reform.

Andreas Schleicher, who oversees the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) at OECD, discusses the impact PISA has had on education policy and what we have learned about high performing systems.

Michael Fullan discusses the latest global trends in educational change and leadership development, addresses the challenges and opportunities of the Common Core, and talks about his work to assist the state of California in implementing whole system change.

Michael Fullan, Andreas Schleicher, Andy Hargreaves, Yong Zhao, and Dennis Shirley address emerging issues in educational change.


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