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February 07, 2014

New Books: Teaching in Multiple Media

Three new titles suggest ways for incorporating graphic novels, multimedia production, and other media across the curriculum.

February 05, 2014

Is Data-Driven Instruction Ready to Include the Instructors?

Members of a Washington panel discussion on teacher use of data agreed that educators need better training in data, but first teachers need to trust it.

February 05, 2014

The Gates Foundation's Imaginary World of School Reform Collides with Reality

Such a distinction between idealized implementation and reality would seem to be progress. Just when it seemed like the Gates Foundation was conceding that it is important to acknowledge the facts about their theories, however, Phillips showed she was just spouting rhetoric.

February 04, 2014

Organizing an Edcamp? You May Want to Read This...

Edcamps are being organized around the world and some of us have "edcamp envy" which is why we are creating our own.

January 26, 2014

The Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule Is Why We Need Coaches

Teachers can't be expected to become the brilliant master educators our kids need them to be without 10,000 hours of practice with someone they really trust (and who plays no role in their evaluation) who will give them critical feedback along the way...My primary mission these days is to convince those who hold power in our schools that teachers and administrators deserve and need coaches throughout their careers

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

January 21, 2014

Out Of the Negativity, Be the Water That Affects Positive Change

Being a victim of the system is not an effective way to promote progress, we must be a part of the solution.

January 19, 2014

Twitter Chats: An Hour Well Worth Your Time

An hour engaging in a Twitter chat will be well worth your time.

January 14, 2014

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

We need to move away from discussing teaching and focus our efforts on learning. In today's guest blog, Professor John Hattie provides the 7 mind frames that will help us do that.

January 13, 2014

Literacy Design Collaborative Launches CoreTools

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are the most important professional development trend and development in education. They embody many of the broader adult learning trends: interest-driven, high engagement, flexible, and social. There are PLCs for teachers by level and discipline, PLCs for teachers in districts and networks, PLCs for principals—and even PLCs for specific tasks like aligning texts to the Common Core.

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