George Lucas Educational Foundation

John Norton

Education writer, Founder & co-editor of

I've been writing about and sharing resources on teaching and learning for 30 years. I agree with education visionary Mike Rose that public schools are "bountiful, crowded, messy, contradictory, exuberant, tragic, frustrating, and remarkable." My specialities are the middle grades (4-8), teacher leadership, and connected learning.

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    Teacher Preparation: Learn from the Masters

    Wild kids. Demanding administrators. The NCLB. Preparing for the rigors of the classroom requires learning from a master teacher.