This week's "question-of-the-week" is: How can teachers best affect broader educational policy decisions?
Educators Mary Ann Zehr, Christopher Lehman, 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples Kristina J. Doubet, Jessica A. Hockett, Kimberly Carraway, and Libby Woodfin share their suggestions on how we can deal with the challenge of being stuck with an awful textbook.
This week's "question-of-the-week" is: How can you handle an awful textbook?
Laura Robb, Kylene Beers, Susan Chenelle, ReLeah Cossett, Christopher Lehman, Matt Townsley, Anthony Cody and Patty O'Grady contribute their ideas on teacher leadership. I've also included comments from readers.
Regie Routman, Aubrie Rojee, Megan M. Allen, Shane Safir, Sean Slade, and Barnett Berry share their thoughts on what teacher leadership looks like....
The new "question-of-the-week" is: How would you define "teacher leadership" and what does it look like in practice?
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Pontus Hiort, Rebecca Blink, Leah Cleary, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, and Barbara Blackburn share their ideas on the role of tech in schools.
Andrew Miller, Jennifer Orr, Michael Fisher, Cheryl Mizerny and Travis Phelps discuss which should come first - curriculum or tech?
Educators Suzie Boss, Ken Halla, Jennifer Gonzalez, Kristina J. Doubet, Eric M. Carbaugh, Heather Staker, Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke provide their suggestions on how to balance the use of technology in the classroom.
Shawn Blankenship asks: What comes first: the Curriculum or the Technology? During lesson development, should we consider the curriculum and determine the best way to force fit technology integration? Or, is it more important to choose a technology tool that is engaging and user-friendly for students and then force fit the curriculum?