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WATCH: I Share Why Ed Tech Breaks Your Heart & How to Avoid It

I’ve advised hundreds of educators and school leaders on educational technology. Here’s why ed tech usually breaks our hearts and…
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WATCH: What Constitutes Teaching?

The 3rd installment in my Education Series for LinkedIn, check out this brief video where I pose some of the…
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WATCH: My New LinkedIn Video Asks, “What Constitutes Learning?”

We must ask very different questions in education if we are going to expect different outcomes. I’m convinced that it…
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If You’ve Never Seen UNESCO’s Education Plan, You Really Should

UNESCO’s goal for education by 2030 might be summed up as, “Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning…
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You KNOW Learning Happens Here

What life and energy Bronx middle school ELA teacher Laura Weiss brings to her craft–including the front of her room.…
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Helping School Leaders “See” Ways Forward

As an academic, it’s all too easy to rely on words alone when trying to support schools: feedback, reports, emails,…
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Quick, Quantitative, and Consistent Way to Track Student Engagement

Never underestimate the power of a clipboard, a pencil, and a well-designed piece of paper. When students see that a…
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When “Slavery” Meets the Standard

This was the homework question: “Give 3 ‘good’ reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons. Make notes and then put…
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You Can’t Follow the Money if You Can’t See the Books

Raise your hand if you have no idea 1) how much your local schools are funded by the state, 2)…
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Observing Teachers, Minute X Minute

I observe a lot of teachers teaching. Over time, I’ve developed a tool that helps me stay focused while being…
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Teacher Suspended for Giving Birth to Child! (In 1913, but Still.)

Education is one of the fields that looks today a lot like it did a century ago.  (Though, I will…
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The Secrets of a Good Principal [via NYT]

Last year, the city’s Education Department put into effect its 32-variable equation that looks like a chemical configuration for rocket…
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“Leave Them Kids Alone”

Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2” from 1982 puts a short film to the anti-school anthem.  It…
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White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School [via HuffPo]

“I don’t think there’s any way you could look at this data and not come away with a tremendous sense…
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A Different Way to Think about the English-es We Speak with Jamila Lyiscott

We all speak different ways in different contexts.  When students do it, adults sometimes tell them to speak “properly.”  Jamila…
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Voice, Identity, and Relevance in Learning with Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell delivers a thorough and powerful address on the importance of taking student voice, identity, and relevance in schools.…
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