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Rethinking Teachers' Unions: The Guild of Extraordinary Educators

There is nothing sexy or glamorous about any part of the education sector. The logos and branding of school districts, state offices, union locals – even schools themselves – are tired, in acceptance that they are going to perpetually live at least 15 years in the past. 639 more words

Education Policy & Politics

The Best Leaders Tip #5 -Get Smart: Listen more than you talk!

This is my 5th of 12 posts about how to be among the Best Leaders.  In these, I provide inspiration for everyone seeking professional and personal growth as a leader of people, projects, groups, teams and organizations. 125 more words


A Different Kind of CIA: Interview with Jarrett Brock

Profound Gentlemen, an organization dedicated to retaining male teachers of color, recently hosted its 2nd Annual Community Impact Assembly in Charlotte, NC. The Community Impact Assembly (CIA) is an event that attracts over 100 male educators of color from all over the country to come together to share ideas in “creating extraordinary outcomes for boys of color” through site visits, workshops, sessions, and community engagement. 612 more words

Professional Growth

Effective exchange of feedback to enhance working relationships – part 2


This is the second part of a 2-part essay, where I explore the use of Strokes (Berne, 1964) and Stroke Economy (Steiner, 1971) to effectively exchange feedback in a professional environment. 1,334 more words

Professional Growth

Teacher Leader...or Lack Thereof?

“BE A LEADER!” We utter these words almost daily to our scholars. What exactly do we mean when we say this? Don’t we have specific expectations of what it means to be a scholar leader? 967 more words


Stop the burn!

Sometimes teachers feel like this car looks – burned up, broken down and falling apart. I recently had a conversation with a teacher who is experiencing… 804 more words


Beyond the Classroom Podcast....Talking About Children and Technology

This amazing opportunity just fell into my lap one day. One of my Facebook friends had posted this message onto their page:

This was a perfect opportunity for me to show what I had learned about technology and children from the course “Children and Technology” at Ryerson University. 472 more words

Children And Technology