I've averted my gaze from the videos, but I can't look away from what people are feeling and dealing with this week. How will it affect my teaching?

States are directed to gather input from education stakeholders regarding ESSA implementation plans. Here are my observations and suggestions from one meeting in California.

My oldest child is now the same age as my students. I'm taking stock of how each role - teacher and parent - has helped me in the other.

Teachers committed to their own learning, over the summer and beyond, should commit part of their learning to understanding and addressing issues of race and diversity.

Teachers understand the cruelty of springtime. It's just too much. Especially May.

If we don't acknowledge, protect, and cultivate great teaching, then great technology won't make a dent.

A unanimous appeals court sides with the defense, finding that the Vergara plaintiffs and trial judge failed in every key aspect of the case.

Trying to improve everything at once doesn't work. What if we suspended new professional development for a year to concentrate on our own deeper learning?

As teacher shortages grow, inspiring teachers to stay in the classroom is a legitimate consideration in the design of schools, courses, and curriculum.

It's time once again for the National Board's Teaching and Learning Conference. Here's what I'm looking forward to learning, and presenting.

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