Black Girls and School: We Can Do Better
If you work with students of color, especially with Black girls, consider this book required reading.
Back to Basics: A Review of Mike Schmoker’s “Focus”
Simple is NOT a trending concept in education. But I think there is a place for simplicity and tradition in education, and Mike Schmoker agrees.
3 Hacks that Solve Big School Problems
Teachers are not short on problems. But you don’t have to wait for a committee or a bigger budget to start solving them. Take these 3 hacks, for example…
How Ordinary Teachers Become Activists
All over the U.S., teachers, students, and parents are organizing to fight the policies that are wreaking havoc on education. And slowly but surely, they are succeeding. How are they doing it?
What I Love About José Vilson’s “This Is Not a Test”
Technology has allowed us to connect with other like-minded teachers, people whose ideas and convictions help bolster and refine our own, who put the thoughts we can’t quite explain into words that are powerful, honest and brave. People like José Vilson.
The Planning Period Project
Planning time rarely gets more than a passing mention when we talk education reform, but lack of time is a significant part of what’s pushing teachers out of schools.
The War on Teachers: It Matters Where You Stand
Does staying out of the education reform debate make you out of touch, a peacekeeper, or a self-serving a-hole?
Why Teachers Need to Know Diane Ravitch
Although lots of teachers are already out there, debating policy issues, more informed voices are needed. Ravitch’s book, Reign of Error, will get you up to speed.