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You Don't Know How Much I Needed This! Six Ideas about Professional Growth for Teachers

When was the last time you heard a teacher exclaim "You don't know how much I needed this?"


The Pyramid, the Funnel and the Megaphone

In which direction should the dialogue about school reform run? What would happen if we turned the pyramid on its side, rendering all parties equal and the conversations horizontal and bi-directional?


Time-Traveling Teacher

Is newer always better, when it comes to education? Might some values and practices be timeless?


Sports

High school sports get more space than national news, most days. And high school athletes get more mentions in the local press than National Merit Scholars.


Are Teachers Dumb?

What happens when you confuse "quality teacher" with actual teaching quality?


Because I'm Worth It?

Are teachers overpaid? How much does compensation matter in building a high-quality teaching force?


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