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Thinkers Who Inspire Me

On my Kindle this week: The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly by Alan Briskin, Sheryl Erickson, John Ott, and Tom Callanan. Forward by Peter Senge. […]

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Three Years: Reflecting on What I’ve Learned

When I first became a professional development provider, much of what I was capable of doing was limited to speaking engagements, short-term projects, and workshops. I worked on a team […]

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Teaching All Learners to Advocate for Their Needs

Reflective Journaling Enables Learners to Assess Their Needs As a teacher, when I began my own search for self-advocacy protocols, strategies, and processes, my efforts led me to countless books, […]

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Consulting with the Kids and Coaching them to Speak Their Needs

Internship Coordinator Sheri Barsottelli and Monica Wrobel, Studio Fellow and Intern   When I stand in front of a group of teachers and advocate for change, I tend to connect […]

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Exploring the Core: Reflecting and Revising Practice

“Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.”  CCR.W.6 Last week, I had the honor of visiting Molly Koelle’s classroom. Molly […]

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Teaching and Learning with the Common Core

Much of this week has been spent in conversation with teachers and administrators who are beginning to unpack the Common Core Learning Standards and determine entry points into meaningful work […]

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It’s Not Just About the Kids

Listen. It’s not just about the kids. We don’t get to choose the teachers we work with either. We don’t get to pick the ones who meet our ideal. We […]

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On Background Knowledge

Listen. You don’t get to teach the kids you prefer to teach. You don’t get to pick the ones who meet your ideal. That isn’t who you were hired to […]

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Using Student Inquiry to Uncover Curricula

Over the last year, I’ve been facilitating a departmental redesign with a small group of high school Business teachers. I blogged about it a bit just after we began this […]

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Catching My Breath

Where did last month ago? I can’t believe it’s November already! The good news is that I’m finding myself emerging from a bit of dry season as a blogger, and […]

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