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Here Are Some Teacher Bloggers Doing Excellent Work

By Ross Brenneman — September 02, 2015 2 min read
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There are hundreds of brilliant, thoughtful teacher bloggers out there, and Education Week Teacher is lucky to have several of them writing for us. And with the new school year, we’ve brought in a group of new voices with diverse backgrounds in education.

Here are some new blogs to follow:

  • The Intersection: English teacher Christina Torres dissects how race and culture affect the U.S. education system. As she notes in her first post: These topics can be hard to talk about, but it’s vital to do so.
  • Prove It: High school math teacher John Troutman McCrann likes math and he likes talking policy. As it so happens, the two go hand in hand.
  • Reaching All Students: Veteran teacher-writer Kyle Redford dives into the work of engaging students across the learning spectrum, and building inclusive classrooms.

And our long-time opinion bloggers continue to shine:

  • The Art of Coaching Teachers: Veteran coach Elena Aguilar offers resources, tips, and suggestions for other coaches and mentors at all stages of their careers.
  • Capturing the Spark: Road warrior David B. Cohen traveled about California last year, but now he’s transitioning back to the classroom after observing dozens of colleagues throughout the state.
  • Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo: English teacher Larry Ferlazzo turns to a network of K-12 experts to answer questions from readers about every sort of education topic imaginable. He also posts some interviews with great authors.
  • Coach G’s Teaching Tips: You know what’s better than one coach? Two coaches. This blog is run by David Ginsburg.
  • Learning Forward’s PD Watch: The leadership team of Learning Forward looks at how professional development can be improved for administrators and teachers.
  • Teacher in a Strange Land: Nancy Flanagan offers sharp-eyed perspectives on problems with education policy. Always thought-provoking.
  • Work in Progress: Journalism teacher Starr Sackstein is an advocate for giving students more agency over their learning. And: Not a fan of grading systems.

We’re also, unfortunately, saying goodbye to some of our bloggers: As you may have seen, Marilyn Rhames now has a new home at Education Post, but don’t be surprised to see more contributions from her here. Cristina Duncan Evans is taking leave to start on some ambitious new professional work, as has our resident ed-tech blogger Jennie Magiera. In addition, Peter Greene is going to continue his prolific and sardonic work at Curmudgucation; and Phylis Hoffman’s year with us is wrapping up, too.

As a reminder: If you ever want to submit an op-ed to Education Week Teacher, follow the guidelines here. We get a high volume of submissions, but we’ll do our best to get back to you.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.