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Today, in honor of teachers everywhere, we’ve rounded up some of what our Pioneers have said about teachers. Tweet on and share the love:
Speaking up in education debates isn’t often easy (or warmly received)–even in writing. It also matters tremendously, especially for those who have voices that are too often underrepresented or ignored. And it turns out that the humble blog can be a critical vehicle to speak up and be heard. In today’s Q&A with Tanya Paperny, managing editor at Bellwether Education Partners, we dive into why blogging matters, why Bellwether hosts trainings for education bloggers, and how all of us writing about education can raise our games.
A couple of months ago, I had a great—and nerve-wracking—professional opportunity. I stood in front of a group of 40 people I’d never met and led them through a working session about diversity, equity, and inclusion. The work and the topic were high-stakes, to say the least. In that moment, I was tasked to bring all that I’d learned in the last six months to fruition. Plus, leading the development of those 40 professionals was key for my organization, Education Pioneers, as that is what we do . So I was particularly attuned to getting it right. In that heightened state of attention, I learned...
When I was a law student in the late 1990s and trying to launch my career, I became acutely aware of gaping holes in my network. As I sought to bring the legal skills I was developing to the complex realm of K-12 education, it mattered tremendously.
Feedback gets a good rap. We know we’re supposed to give it, and it’s claimed to be a ticket to becoming a great manager. At EP, we celebrate “saying the thing” as an important mantra that gives us responsibility to speak candidly because we believe feedback is critical to advancing our work. But to me, saying the thing is only half the equation. What happens after?