In this preface to his book Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind, Eric Jensen gives a personal narrative of challenges met and struggles overcome, providing a first-person perspective on poverty that he uses to lend credibility to his claims.
Andreas Schleicher gives a TEDTalk on using global data to evaluate factors that can improve school systems and support equity in education.
Robert Pondiscio sympathizes with teachers who dislike the Common Core State Standards, but argues that they are necessary and overall beneficial.
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa argues that educators use neuroscience to understand and form personalized learning opportunities, but also acknowledges that there is bad information out there and offers ways to avoid it.
Colleen Walsh promotes the use of multiple methods of sense making.
This New York Times article by Sam Dillon reviews a huge research project that suggests that students may offer important feedback regarding the effectiveness of teachers.
Authors Marsha Ing and Kenneth Montgomery discuss one school district’s attempt to use classroom visits to improve instruction. They argue that instructional observations can improve instruction, but offer guidelines for observations after discussing the shortcomings in the district’s experimental practices.
In “Calling All Frequent Flyers,” Greene proposes a new system for dealing with what he calls “frequent flyers”: students who must frequently see school administration for disciplinary issues.
Larry Ferlazzo discusses the importance of reflection in the classroom and shares his 2010-2011 school year resolutions.
The authors attempt to clarify the idea of use of self and explain how to use it in action. They explain use of self as “the conscious use of one’s whole being in the intentional execution of one’s role for effectiveness in whatever the current situation is presenting.”