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Guest Posts

These posts are a collection of all the guest writing and special pieces I’ve done for places like CNN, Education Week, and The Future of Teaching. Each post will feature a bracket with the place I blogged it right after the title. Please comment on those blogs on the original site.

We No Speak Americano [Future of Teaching]

March 22, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: While we should always have a skeptical eye towards new research, here’s hoping this movement towards bilingual education doesn’t die the way the movement towards the metric system. (As a math teacher, I’m still annoyed at having to use inches instead of centimeters.) At this point in education, we’ve only had a passing fancy […]

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Do You Have A Trayvon Martin In Your Class? [Huffington Post]

March 21, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: The first step always starts with a teacher’s current crop of kids. The one question I always ask myself when students walk in is, “What do I see?” Then, “What do I think I see?” I’m laying down some of my general assumptions for me to probe, then trying to understand why I feel […]

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A Profession and a Promotion? Why Not Both?! [On The Future of Teaching]

March 14, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: John Holland’s move back into the classroom demonstrates this almost to a tee. One might wonder why someone who has so many accomplishments and got the title of “child development specialist” would go back to a simpler title of “teacher.” People who acquire the former title often get even fancier titles, promotions, and salaries. […]

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Teachers Teach and Do The World Good [GOOD Magazine]

February 29, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: In light of the lack of diversity in thought and culture within our teaching corps, there’s an astounding disconnect. I don’t believe that only teachers of color should teach diverse students, but only 17 percent of public school teachers and 19 percent of principals are of color, and out of the 7.2 million-plus K-12 […]

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FUBU for Teaching Standards [Future of Teaching]

February 15, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: I know there are a billion frameworks, most notably from Charlotte Danielson and Robert Marzano. I also don’t have faith in people who sell their products to districts who muck up any effort to improve the teaching profession with real research. Akin to what we do with students, Campbell’s Law comes into effect when […]

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I Prefer To Boogie On The Soul Train [Future of Teaching]

February 1, 2012 Guest Posts
Classic Soul Train

Excerpt: As I’ve gotten older and seen how different movements work, I’ve noticed that, whether charitable or nefarious, the most effective movements have a small, malleable, and memorable set of core beliefs and tenets for their congregation. Obviously, the core team of Teaching 2030 represents that. The diversity in ed-thought reigned supreme over the diversity […]

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