#C4C15: #WhyTeach: Our Chance to Push Back | Young Teachers Collective

I love teaching and teachers. This movement for young educators is one of my favorite things. I love what you have started here. I began teaching in 2004 at the age of 21, and even then there was so much negativity towards going into teaching. For me, though, it was …

#C4C15: Prehistoric PD | Adjusting Course

Accountability in professional learning isn’t about requiring things. It is about making sure the learning is owned by the professional (the teachers, the leaders, etc.). I really appreciate this approach to Personalized PD from a school leader perspective. This is something that we are starting to work on as an approach …

#C4C15: Edu Change & Advocacy: New Tech, New Standards, New Everything….Won't Matter Unless We Change Old Mindsets

A principal that is making some really great moves: This post is brilliant. You are providing so much in the way of student ownership for learning and I really respect the way in which you have laid out the priorities for schools. The one thing that resonated with me most, …

#C4C15: creativeStir: The Myth of the Superstar Superintendent… really?

I like this dissection of what makes a great superintendent, but I think the team is just as important as the single person at the helm: I love that you have based this upon research and empathy interviews. I believe that you have looked at many different facets of leadership and …

#C4C15: Shanahan on Literacy: Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference

How can we recognize more biases of our teaching practice: Recognizing your bias against images as text is wonderful and will serve as an important point of reflection. While I too struggle with media as text, I believe that there are so many new types of media that blur the …

#C4C15: Stop teaching on-demand writing, make writers instead | Metawriting

The way that we make writers is to make writing more authentic: I love the way in which you have mixed memes into your writing and brought out the most salient points for others to take and share. I agree with you that we should stop the artificiality of on-demand …

#C4C15: Reederama: Assessing the fifth graders' understanding of thick and thin questions

What a wonderful example of shared student work: I love how transparent you are being about your children’s work. By including all of their responses, as well as the analysis you have done upon them, you are allowing us to draw our own conclusions and see them in the context …

#C4C15: More Trust is NOT the Answer: A Co-Blog with Ann Rose Santoro (@Arsant10) — Medium

Trusting teachers is essential. How we get there is still up for debate. I really like the ways in which you have dissected the building of trust. The Vulnerability and Accountability sections are particularly spot on when I look at the biggest shifts that we might be driving toward in …