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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.

Teachers Coming For Dinner, Not Dessert [Future of Teaching]

November 15, 2011 Guest Posts

Excerpt: Back when we set a course to deliver a message for education, about education, and by educators, we had a hopeful and realistic vision of what we believed 2030 could look like if the right minds got into the huddle with us. The difference between our study and so many others is that we […]

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Because iPads Can’t Read Themselves [Future of Teaching]

October 30, 2011 Guest Posts

Excerpt: More importantly, if a portable reading device is more intuitive and more interactive, doesn’t that (at least minimally) connect the reader with the text? People still want to read, but no matter what the medium. Much of it is a matter of relevance and engagement. Conde Nast, for instance, made an excellent move recently […]

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As An Educator, Are You Occupying or Being Preoccupied? [GOOD Magazine]

October 12, 2011 Guest Posts
Stephen Lazar, Brian Ford, myself, and others at #OccupyWallStreet, NJTAG pre-Columbus Day Teach-In

Excerpt: When we hear inaccurate statements about our profession, we ought to stand up and correct them—our battle is a fight against false ideas as well. As we elevate our profession by accurately discussing it, we should seek self-empowerment in the way we speak about our classrooms. Teachers can either continue to let others dictate […]

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Educate So Hard, Michael Bloomberg Wanna Fine Me [Education Week]

September 28, 2011 Guest Posts

Excerpt: As in any other subculture, rap aficionados argue about which rapper has produced the most impressive output. Jay-Z has cited Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., and 2Pac as “greats”—and his career is often compared with theirs. The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac met untimely deaths in 1997, so comparisons are limited. But Nas’ “Illmatic” is considered […]

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What’s Next: Auto-tuning Our Lessons, Too? [On The Future of Teaching]

September 14, 2011 Guest Posts

Excerpt: For some of our less fortunate colleagues, they may get mandated to use a scripted curriculum pre-written for them. This method has some validity with those who don’t get the training in their ed-schools (and trust me, there’s lots), but should teachers prescribe to this method? At some point, we have to ask ourselves, […]

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Evaluating the Evaluators, Part 1 [On The Future of Teaching]

August 18, 2011 Guest Posts

Here’s an excerpt from The Future of Teaching: Your choice of Renee Moore speaks volumes of what you believe about the profession. Yes, her voice demonstrates the awesome possibilities of having someone who understands the inner workings of teaching from a policy standpoint that’s ripe with depth about all types of children, not just the […]

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