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If You Need it, Get it! Do-It-Yourself Professional Development in the 21st Century

If You Need it, Get it! Do-It-Yourself Professional Development in the 21st Century

By Rita Platt In my work as a teacher-leader, I often hear teachers lament that they need more training on various methods, strategies, ideas, and […]

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“Why Should We Do That?”  The Impact of Trust on Buy-In in Schools

“Why Should We Do That?” The Impact of Trust on Buy-In in Schools

Cited Academic Research, Featured Articles, The Edge of Education March 8, 2016 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

by: James McGuire “Why should we do that?”  “What a waste of time.” These are frequently heard phrases in a school.  A secret that teachers […]

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Teachers, It’s Time to Rethink How You Communicate with Parents

Teachers, It’s Time to Rethink How You Communicate with Parents

By Rita Platt Guess what? That weekly newsletter you send home? I don’t read it. I’m truly sorry.  I’m a teacher too. I know how […]

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Ode on a Boring Inservice

Ode on a Boring Inservice

Featured Articles, The Shift, Uncategorized August 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Low Song By John Wolfe   (Composed and Revised during the October 5, 2010 Managing Projects& Setting Priorities Staff Training Session, 10:00 to 11:30)   […]

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Crack the Code

Crack the Code

Featured Articles July 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

By: Amy Klein See below: a bar code, a UPC symbol and the relatively new invention, a QR code. Ubiquitous on packaging, advertising, personal ID […]

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Schools Cannot Do It Alone: Introduction

Schools Cannot Do It Alone: Introduction

The Shift April 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm 4 comments

SCHOOLS CANNOT DO IT ALONE by Jamie Vollmer A book study: Please participate in the discussion by leaving a comment below. Part 1 in a […]

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Beyond the Kidney-Shaped Table: The New Role of the Specialist

Beyond the Kidney-Shaped Table: The New Role of the Specialist

The Shift February 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm 4 comments

By Rita Platt “Most people think of leadership as a position and therefore don’t see themselves as leaders.” ~Stephen R. Covey         […]

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3 Pillars of strong PLCs

3 Pillars of strong PLCs

Featured Articles September 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm Comments are Disabled

I’ve been teaching for three years at St. Croix Falls Middle School, but have recently had to relocate to Stanley-Boyd, where they feel that they’re a good school, but are ready to make the push to be great. They’ve got a lot of big ideas, with the PLC being the most prominent. So, as a new teacher, I was recently able to attend a PLC conference facilitated by Eric Twaddle to learn about some of the expectations of my new school.

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Layers of a PLN

videos September 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled
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Building your PLN

videos September 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Building Your Own Personal Learning Network from Carl Anderson on Vimeo.

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