Instead of focusing on politics and negativity, State Education Departments could be a model for educators by providing effective professional development, resources, and professional publications that help unite instead of divide.
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May 11, 2014
April 21, 2014
No matter how many academics give inspirational TED talks or publish papers on innovative pedagogy, no matter how much blood, sweat and tears teachers donate to the cause, there is a hidden barrier to meaningful, large-scale improvement in education: zero-sum thinking.
April 19, 2014
Stepping out of our comfort zones is difficult, but there may be no better time to do it than now.
March 30, 2014
PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?
March 20, 2014
Last week, in Long Island a panel of experts that included Michael Fullan, Andy Hargreaves and Pasi Sahlberg discussed how there are better ways to improve schools than the reforms coming from the USDOE and NYSED.
March 16, 2014
In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.
March 14, 2014
Edcamps are a growing trend in education as a great method of offering professional development to educators by educators, and now there is on being planned at the U.S. Department of Education.
March 11, 2014
There are many negative preconceived notions about social media, but it may be better than you think.
February 16, 2014
Perhaps teachers are making changes in their instruction, and we as leaders are blind to those changes because they aren't the ones we want. Not everyone needs to be a good little soldier.
February 09, 2014
They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?