As a teacher, on the first day of school, I wanted my students to know that in my class we would read a lot and we'd read great literature, literature that would help us understand our world better, and ourselves.Read More.
What does it mean to be a teacher leader? How does one become a teacher leader? What are the ways in which teachers can take leadership?Read More.
For some teachers and students, the glory of spring and the promise of summer have been eclipsed by the complex emotions that surge during testing season.Read More.
One summer, I spent weeks planning the following year's curriculum. By the time school started, I had rough plans for a culminating project: a living museumRead More.
Last week over breakfast, my six-year-old son declared, "George Washington was a good president."Read More.
A few months ago, I wrote for Edutopia.org about the power of focusing on a few, high-priority standards as a strategy to improve student learning. Many other elements also need to be in play in a classroom in order to produce the results...Read More.
The unthinkable happened in Haiti on January 12, when a massive earthquake destroyed the nation's capital city and killed tens of thousands of people. The magnitude of the devastation is still unknown, but the stories and images coming out of Port-au-Prince are haunting.Read More.
In the coming weeks, I'll share tips guaranteed to increase student achievement. This guarantee is based on my own teaching and experience as an instructional coach, as well as on research compiled by education experts.Read More.
Last week, on Tuesday, August 25, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted in support of a plan to turn some 250 of its schools -- including 50 new campuses -- into charter schools.Read More.