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July 28, 2015

Farewell to the 'Charting My Own Course' Teacher Blog

After four years of highs and lows, Marilyn Rhames is ending her award-winning Education Week Teacher blog.

June 11, 2015

Teaching With High Ropes and Wedgies: Lessons From a 7th Grade Camping Trip

A painful episode on a campground's high ropes course turns out be a surprising teachable moment for blogger Marilyn Anderson Rhames and her students.

April 13, 2015

Why Every Teacher Can (and Needs to) Bust Out of the Cage

Classroom teachers have more power to change a school than they think.

March 26, 2015

The Good, the Bad, and the Urgent: An Honest Confession From a Teacher-Mom

I never fully internalized the power of the phrase a "sense of urgency" in education until I needed other people to have it for my 8-year-old daughter and it seemed really hard to find.

October 01, 2014

For the Love of Music, Teach Violin in Schools!

An casual trip to a violin shop--and an encounter with a luthier--radically changed one teacher's perspective on education, the economy, and the virtues of music itself.

September 24, 2014

Three Ways to Take the 'Shame' Out of Teaching

In this guest blog, educator Sara Urben explains why the teaching profession is cloaked in shame and offers three strategies to shake it off.

September 09, 2014

How to Get a Dropout Back in School—Mama Style!

When it comes to decreasing the dropout rate, some kids just need a hefty dose of "Mama."

August 20, 2014

A Teacher Married to the Classroom Gets a Divorce

What could cause a teacher who was in love with the profession quit in the prime of her career?

August 04, 2014

Why the Best Teachers Are Famous and Have Famous Friends

My famous friend, TV producer Paula Yoo, helped me revolutionize my writing instruction. Every teacher needs a friend who inspires him to keep dreaming, keep pushing, and keep evolving into a force that will one day flip the field of education right side up.

July 11, 2014

Teacher Repents for Going 'Ghetto' on a Parent

After finally lashing back at an insolent parent, I realize why its important for me, the teacher, to apologize first—and never go there again.

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