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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

09.23.16 A Few Minutes with Literacy Expert Tim Shanahan

Tim Shanahan is one of the country’s foremost experts on literacy. He’s a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he founded and directed its Center for Literacy. Though he understands the research on reading as well as anyone in the field, he’s also done plenty of real-world work, having been principal…

09.10.13 A Few Minutes with Kathleen Porter-Magee

The premise of Teach Like a Champion you could argue is: When in a pickle, ask a great teacher.  All of the useful ideas in it, I borrowed from people who are smarter than me.  I’m not really a huge policy guy but really it’s hard to ignore policy when you’re in education. It’s everywhere.  So…