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January 09, 2012

Introducing Your Special Guest Stars: Lautzenheiser, Dickenson, and Kingsland

Hi all. So I'm about to take a break from the blog, to duck some of the post-Edu-Scholar rankings excitement and to focus on my upcoming book on cage-busting leadership. Fortunately, I think we've once again lucked into a stellar line-up of fresh guest blogging talent to step up for the next three ...

November 10, 2011

Five School Reform Sound Bites That Hurt Teacher Buy-In

Note: Roxanna Elden is the author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. She is a National Board Certified high school teacher currently teaching in Miami. There is a growing assumption that education reformers are anti-teacher and teachers are anti-reform. Disagreements between t...

November 08, 2011

Politics Aside--For New Teachers, It's Still November

Note: Roxanna Elden is the author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. She is a National Board Certified high school teacher currently teaching in Miami. November is the month I most often hear from new teachers. This month also brings an uptick in speaking and writing requests f...

November 07, 2011

The Relationship Status of Teachers and Educational Technology: It's Complicated

Note: Roxanna Elden is the author of See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers. She is a National Board Certified high school teacher currently teaching in Miami. Many thanks to Rick for inviting me to guest blog this week. When I blogged last year, I tried to offer a teacher's point of v...

November 04, 2011

A Tale of Haves and Have Nots

Note: Celine Coggins, founder and CEO of Teach Plus, is guest blogging this week. At Teach Plus, we run a selective eighteen-month training for experienced urban teachers called the Teaching Policy Fellows program. It is designed to break down barriers between teachers and the policy leaders who ma...

November 03, 2011

Is it Pro-Teacher or Anti-Teacher to Talk About Problems of Practice?

Note: Celine Coggins, founder and CEO of Teach Plus, is guest blogging this week. There's a fascinating and very worthwhile teacher quality debate that's happening in the blogosphere right now (see Rotherham versus Weingarten and Hanushek versus Ravitch). Hanushek suggests, based on economic analy...

November 01, 2011

A Thought Experiment for Union Leaders

Note: Celine Coggins, founder and CEO of Teach Plus, is guest blogging this week. I've had the privilege of meeting with union leaders from around the country to explain what Teach Plus is. Many love it; plenty are skeptics. In every case, I begin with three opening points. First, I describe our ...

October 31, 2011

Breaking News from the Teach Plus T3 Program

Note: Celine Coggins, founder and CEO of Teach Plus, is guest blogging this week. Thanks to Rick and his crew for tapping me as a guest-blogger. I promise to live up to the provocative blogging Rick's known for later in the week. I want to start, though, by discussing one of the programs we run at ...

October 28, 2011

From Defensive Spending to Effective Spending

Note: Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric, lawyers at the Federal Education Group, will be guest posting this week. In this final post, we propose strategies for tackling the compliance rules that interfere with good educational programming. As we explored this week, these rules shape the culture of ...

October 27, 2011

Implementation Matters

Note: Melissa Junge and Sheara Krvaric, lawyers at the Federal Education Group, will be guest posting this week. Education policies cannot be successful if school districts are required to implement those policies in ineffective ways. While education policymakers passionately discuss the merits or...

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