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Comment Period Open for Secretary DeVos' Priorities
FROM THE BLOG: We invite interested educators and NWP teacher leaders to comment on any of the priorities that spark your interest and may benefit from your knowledge, experience, or viewpoint. Open comment periods are a great mechanism for citizen advocacy and allow the Department to take into account...
Responsible Change in a Complex World
AUTHOR: Steve Fulton FROM THE BLOG: The results of student civic action projects are inspiring and exciting, but the presentation of these often final products obscures difficulties, false starts, and frustrations. Steve Fulton digs into the messy, uncomfortable learning that ultimately makes authentic, open-ended projects so meaningful for students and...
What if We Learned About Our Students Differently?
AUTHOR: Zac Chase FROM THE BLOG: Teacher Zac Chase examines traditional “get to know you” writing assignments to tease out their primary goals, and explores how we could reimagine those assignments to better meet those goals, incorporating collaboration, student inquiry, and transparency.
Capturing Teachers as the Sun Sets—Twilight PD
AUTHOR: Debbie Bell FROM THE BLOG: When teachers hear the term “professional development,” they often think of long mandatory days of listening to speakers and administrators talk about issues that do not pertain to their teaching. I speak flippantly about these “workshops” because I endured them for over sixteen years...
What's in a Name?
AUTHOR: Tom Fox FROM THE BLOG: As a college teacher of writing, I was always uncomfortable with high school teachers asking me what they should do to prepare their students for postsecondary writing. After years of giving vague and unhelpful answers, I finally landed on a less vague, but still...
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