Why We Teach

I have taught for the past twelve years. During that time, there were only a handful of students I felt like I did not reach. One, in particular, drove me up the wall. This student – I will call him

Teacher Core Revolution

Last month, I spent two days at the National Teacher Voice Convening in Washington DC. I still feel a buzz of excitement. Every time I have an opportunity to meet with educators from across the country, I am more and

Want Meaningful PD? Get Teachers Involved

Recently, I attended the National Teacher Voice Convening in DC, and while I was there, I realized how great my own district’s PD model is. Why? Because it’s run by teachers and it’s totally aligned to the UDL philosophy (for

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

Dear teachers, administrators, and friends of the teaching profession,   If I read one more article about the mediocrity of the teaching profession, I may internally combust. I don’t know why teacher bashing has become a hobby and an accepted

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