5 Reasons You Should Seek Your OWN Student Feedback
As teacher evaluation systems become more complex and intense, many of us ignore the richest source of information about our teaching. And it’s right under our noses.
Why Every Teacher Should Attend an Unconference
Whether it’s called an Edcamp or a TeachMeet, an unconference offers a fun, no-pressure, FREE alternative for professional development.
Summer 2014 Book Study: Understanding by Design
The first installment of our study of Wiggins & McTighe’s book Understanding by Design.
The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection
It’s easy to find good questions for reviewing accomplishments and setbacks, but to learn as much as possible from a reflection on your teaching, you have to let your gut talk, too.
Join Our First Summer Book Study
One will change the way you look at technology. The other will change the way you look at planning. Either way, your paradigms are about to get shifted. Big time.
Best PD Ever: Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars
I don’t usually hear teachers gush about how much they loved a PD. Something about Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars has this effect on people.
Conquering National Board Certification (and Why It’s Totally Worth It)
When I started writing up my analysis, I realized I couldn’t point to the kind of evidence I was supposed to have. There was no way to BS this one. I had to actually get better.
Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach
Watching another person deeply involved in the work they’re trained for helps you get to know them on a completely different level. And though we work together, we usually follow parallel, rather than intersecting lines. We rarely ever actually see each other teach. And it’s a shame.