radical learners


about radical learners

The Radical Learners blog features articles and interviews of people who:

  • believe we are here on earth to learn
  • use technology to learn, teach, & lead (and because it’s cool)
  • know that to teach without hope is to damage, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • don’t blame others but accept personal responsibility for whatever task they take on
  • infect everybody with their love of learning; most important, the children they teach

Everything You’ve Heard About Checklists Is Wrong

Checklists can feel tedious and reductive, especially in a field like education, where the autonomy of the teacher is so important to success. Some argue that the art of teaching cannot be reduced to a simplistic 15-item checklist, or that telling teachers to use a...

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Seven Success Factors for Great Instructional Coaching

  Why are some instructional coaching programs more successful than others? Coaches and onsite professional developers often find themselves in high-stakes, critically important roles expected to lead school reform efforts with little or no professional...

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The Binary Myth

Schools are complex, ambiguous environments. Trying to understand the motivations of one student in one classroom is challenging enough. When you expand that to 30 or more students in each classroom, the complexities grow exponentially. Then, there are teachers – who...

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