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August 01, 2012

Take Some Risks With a 50-Blog-Old Teacher

Today marks my 50th blog and my one-year anniversary as a writer for Education Week Teacher. Though I'm new to the blogosphere, I'm not untested. I've seen my share of hate mail; had three different men live with me on my page (guest bloggers); and I've even been accused of having "fans." Life is ...

March 28, 2012

Out of Africa: Why It's Difficult To Recycle Education in Cameroon

I am staying in the port city of Douala, Cameroon, grand central station of the 18th Century, where kidnapped Africans took the dreadful voyage to the Americas to live out their lives as slaves—if they survived the Middle Passage at all. For the first time in my life, I journeyed to the M...

February 22, 2012

Call Yourself Fat and 7 Other Ways to Better Your Teacher Blog

If you ever thought about starting an education blog, this post is for you! Earlier this month I traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a blogging seminar hosted by the Bellwether Education Partners. I re-learned so much about writing, and it's my pleasure to share a few of the many takeaways from t...

February 08, 2012

Bathing, Debating, and Education Blogging in Washington D.C.

A Capitol Hill aide reads my blog, and last Thursday we discussed education policy while sipping coffee in a Congressional office building. I spent the next day at the feet of a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and other successful writers, learning how to better my blogging skills. I ended my trip...

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