Published Work

“How to Do Good Better,” ASCD Education Update, November 2017 (subscribers only).

“Effort pushing deeper learning in JCPS,” Courier-Journal, June 5th, 2017.

“Expanding Access to the Nation’s Top Colleges,” ASCD Education Update, June 2017.

“Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?” The Atlantic Online, February 15th, 2017.

“Students’ Broken Moral Compasses,” The Atlantic Online, July 25, 2016.

“Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?” The Hechinger Report, April 27, 2016. Also posted on The Atlantic Online.

“Non-Native Students Thrive,” Courier-Journal, April 21, 2016

“I Don’t Keep Teaching Because of Kids,” TeachThought blog, August 24, 2015.

“The Ongoing Struggle of Teacher Retention,” The Atlantic Online, May 27, 2015.

“Why Schools Need More ‘Hybrid’ Teaching Roles,” Education Week Teacher, February 18th, 2015.

“Stop Sending Emails, and Other Tips for Building Positive Relationships in Schools,” Education Week Teacher online, January 13, 2015.

“A teachers’ plea to bosses: ‘Give us time and autonomy to create solutions,'” Washington Post online, June 22, 2014.

“5 questions every PLC should consider,” SmartBlog on Education, Sept. 12th, 2014.

“My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation,” The Atlantic Online, April 22, 2014.

“For Students, Social Media Is Now A Matter Of Identity,” TeachThought blog, April 11, 2014.

“Too Many Teachers Leave Before Hitting Their Stride,” TeachThought blog, March 7, 2014.

“How to Avoid Burnout and Maintain Your Teaching Groove,” Education Week Teacher, February 5, 2014.

“5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship,” TeachThought blog, January 21, 2014.

“When Class Size Matters: A Tale Of Two Teaching Styles,” TeachThought blog, December 12, 2013.

“My Growth as a Teacher Writer: Returning to the Local Level,” Education Week Teacher, December 11, 2013.

“Reducing Student Behavior Problems: Notes From a High School Teacher,” Education Week Teacher, October 14th, 2013.

“Will the Common Core Derail True College and Career Readiness?” Education Week Teacher, June 25, 2013.

“The Jarring Collision Between Digital Screens And Close Reading,” TeachThought blog, June 11, 2013.

“The Time-Tested Dos and Don’ts of Using Classroom Technology,”  Education Week Teacher, February 12, 2013.

“Five Reasons Why Teaching Is Still Great,” Education Week Teacher, October 30, 2012.

“How to Teach Digital Storytelling to High School Students,” PBS MediaShift, October 1, 2012.

“The Common Core’s Digital Literacy Gap,” Education Week Teacher, August 22, 2012.

“The Digital Age, Memory and Learning,” PBS Mediashift online, July 11, 2012.

“Follow-Up: Ending One-Size-Fits-All in School Scheduling,” Education Week Teacher Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable, June, 2012.

“Extend Summer and Real-World Enrichment,” Education Week Teacher Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable, June, 2012.

“Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools,” Education Week Teacher,  May 2012.

“Curricular Freedom, High Stakes Test Send Mixed Messages,” ASCD Express Online, March 2011.

“Turned Off,” Middlebury Magazine, Jan. 2011.

“Bow Hunting and the Cycle of Life,” Brighter Planet Sustainable Cooking Guide.  2010. p. 22.

“Class, Take Out Your Cell Phones!” Education Week, Feb. 2010. (members only)

“Get Away from Grading and Get Students Learning,” Middle Ground, Feb. 2010. (members only)

“Evolving Forms of Literacy,” NEA Online, Oct. 2009.

“Literacy Accountability in a New-Media Age,” Education Week, Sept. 2009. (members only)

“Acronym Overload,” Inside the School, June 2009.

“The One-Minute Speech and Other Creative Moments in Language Arts,” ASCD Express Online, May 2009.

“Fostering Positive Behavior in Middle School Classrooms,” Principal Leadership, May 2009.

“Mimimal Homework? Everyone Should Be Relieved,” Middle Ground, April 2009. p. 26.

“What’s in an ‘A’?” NEA Today, Jan.-Feb. 2009.

“Redefine Data Collection to Refocus Professional Development,” ASCD Express Online.  Dec. 2008.

“Don’t Smile Until After Christmas?” Middle Ground, Oct. 2008. (members only)

“A Classroom Without Rules?” Middle Ground, August 2008. (members only)

“Could Standard Grading Practices Be Counterproductive?” Education Week, June 2008.

“Can Changing the Discourse Change the School?” Education Week, Jan. 2008. (members only)

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