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Carlos Contreras/Intel Corp. with Teachers, Parent and a High School Student Talking about Common Core

A Vision for Everyone at the Table in 2014!

Our dream for 2014 at The Ignite Show is for more opportunities to raise awareness (and respect) for educators and education through the voices of teachers, students and parents. As seen in a small dose on the latest...

December 30, 2013

Teaching the Common Core Creatively -- No Where to Hide!

When you see Lewis in action, in the just released Special Episode of The Ignite Show, you can’t help but smile at his creativity – and then stop, and smile again at his rigor in teaching math in alignment to the Common...

November 25, 2013
Brenda Welburn interviews President Randi Weingarten (AFT) and President Dennis Van Roekel (NEA)

When Will We Listen to Teachers?

I am amazed at how some local politicians and influencers in political circles do not take into consideration what a majority of teachers are saying! As I work with teachers across the country and with education leaders...

October 28, 2013
Chris Minnich - Executive Director / Council of Chief State School Officers

Sharing Interview with the Council of Chief State School Officers

Today we launch a series of four Special Episodes of The Ignite Show featuring four State Teachers of the Year teaching to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This all was made possible by the generous support of ...

October 7, 2013
4 Special Episodes in Progress featuring 4 State Teachers of the Year

Shedding Light and Spreading Truth

Sharing Information from the Road - travelling the country, visiting the classrooms of Four State Teachers of the Year and watching as they teach lessons they prepared in alignment to the Common Core State Standards (...

September 22, 2013
St. Louis "Gateway" on return from Alton High School, Alton IL.

Opening the School Year On the Road with State Teachers of the Year

This year I am working up close and personal with four teachers in four states as they get started with a new class of students! All are State Teachers of the Year; all are implementing the Common Core State Standards;...

August 27, 2013
Student's Real Time Lesson Feedback in Sarah Brown Wessling's Classroom

Student Voice Formative Assessment -- for NOW!

You have to see this!I ran across this really great tool for you to use right now in your classroom to gain immediate assessment of what your students learned. Formative assessment simplified...and student voice...

May 2, 2013
A Year at Mission Hill - Chapter 7 "Behind the Scenes"

Slowing Down to Go Fast – An interview with Deborah Meier/ Founder of the Mission Hill School

There is much rich information provided by Sam Chaltain and others about this “dream school” Mission Hill. It motivates me to want to see this type school replicated everywhere! But where to begin? I decided to ask the...

April 29, 2013
Zak Malamed / Founder / Student Voice

Students Leading – Let’s Listen!

A movement is taking shape that I thought you would want to know more about – students are rallying to share their opinions and ideas for what they want their education to be for themselves and other students. Student...

April 10, 2013