Guest Post via @DariaPizzuto: 6 Non-conformist Ways to Teacher Professional Development

Teacher professional development… Dreaded? Boring? Transforming? Something in between? I have been teaching for 11 years. During my career, I have participated in dozens of professional development courses/workshops/lectures. Some of them were dull, some–rather intriguing. Some were simply turned into faculty meetings. Some had nothing to do with students learning or teaching. Some put us […]

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Guest Post via @mrsbreisacher: How Far Do We Still Have to Go?

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending my first EduCon conference.  For those who are unfamiliar, EduCon is a huge conference for educational professionals hosted in Philadelphia, PA at the Science Leadership Academy.  This year, in EduCon’s 10th year, everything was focused on sustainability in education.  People from all across the educational spectrum, from […]

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Guest post by Robert Ward via @RewardingEdu: Why I Left the School I Loved

After twenty-one years teaching English at a public middle school in South Los Angeles, my eventual choice to change schools was an agonizing decision in a career that had more than its fair share of dilemmas and disasters. With utterly no training, I had begun my career at this chronically under-performing school as an “emergency” […]

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