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Substitute Teaching and the Secret to Upending Inequities: A Roundabout Book Review of Substantial Classrooms

In this insightful review of Substantial Classrooms: Redesigning the Substitute Teaching Experience, Karen J. Pittman, Co-Founder and Senior Fellow at The Forum for Youth Investment, provides the perfect overview and entry point for understanding the premise of this remarkable book.

Jun 8, 2021
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And That’s the Way It Is

Those of us of a certain age remember that the late, great Walter Cronkite used to sign off his evening news report with the words, “And that’s the…

May 23, 2018  |  By Paul Houston
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Implementation Fidelity: Trusting Programs, Honoring Teachers

When my school decided to adopt CCC’s (then DSC’s) Making Meaning, Making Meaning Vocabulary, Being a Writer, and SIPPS programs (as well as a new math curriculum) all in the…

Oct 18, 2016  |  By Michele Krank
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Joining Up

We were all rocked by the recent tragic events in the Orlando nightclub massacre. Even though this kind of event has become too commonplace in our society, the…

Aug 16, 2016
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Teachers: Messengers and Escorts

I lived for a number of years in Princeton, New Jersey which, for many years, served as Einstein’s last home. I have written here before of his wisdom, but…

Mar 8, 2016
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The Importance of Failing

A few months back I took my 9-year-old daughter golfing. I was excited. She has been taking lessons and playing occasionally for the past few years. Normally she…

Feb 25, 2016
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