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March 15, 2019

Snowshoes and Songbirds

As the cold winter months give way to spring, are you finding comfort in the familiar or forging ahead on a new path. 2014 Montana State Teacher of the Year Anna Baldwin discovers an unexpected metaphor in the juxtaposition of snowshoes and songbirds.

September 18, 2018

Want to Improve Schools? Look to Teacher Leaders

It is possible to harness the expertise of our best teachers and leverage them to help make school a better place.

March 12, 2018

It's Time to Make It Clear Where You Stand on Race and Equity in Schools

"If I had had teachers of color as a student . . . I would have been more unequivocal in explaining why "All Lives Matter" is a perfunctory, misguided rebuttal to "Black Lives Matter."

February 05, 2018

To Achieve Equity in My Classroom, I Had to Check My Own Bias at the Door

Equity in education today is more than just the availability of an education; it's recognizing the fact that some students require more support than others to reach their academic potential.

November 27, 2017

Your Gift to New Teachers Is to Help Them Navigate the Holiday Hustle

It is so important for schools who want to retain talent to think critically about the needs of their novice teachers - they must think beyond new teacher training at the beginning of the year. As we approach the first extended break, why not initiate a check-in with new teachers that can provide exactly what they need (but likely won't ask for)?

November 08, 2017

Teachers Should Be Writers

When writing about your experience, it's OK to be vulnerable. In fact, being honest about what your day feels like, what you see and feel in your work, will often make a piece more interesting, more relatable, and ultimately more powerful.

October 26, 2017

What We've Learned Teaching Teacher Candidates About Equity

Educators who do not attend to issues of equity and justice in their classrooms are doing a great disservice to the future leaders of our profession and to the students they will one day teach.

October 23, 2017

Librarians: It's Time to Get on the Front Lines

School libraries cannot (and must not) assume neutrality. Our silence when staring into the face of hate speaks to a complicity that does not coincide with library values.

October 22, 2017

Want Students to See Themselves as Thinkers? Get Them Writing

Thinking like a scientist means acting like one -- and that involves writing in the ways that scientists do.

October 04, 2017

4 Things Great Principals Don't Do

The true beauty in leadership is being able to discern when to pull back and not give teachers things they don't need. There is a balance that great principals learn, and because of that balance, they generally have happy teachers in their classrooms.

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