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Give them power and they will stay

By Les Harrison • Dec 05, 2023

An educator’s perspective on teacher-powered schools The vast majority of teachers go into education because they want to postively impact young people’s lives. This enthusiasm is often dampened by unrealistic […]

Student Empowered School via Town Hall

By Maggie McHugh • Feb 23, 2023

It’s a Friday afternoon. Normally, students are abuzz, packing up at the end of the day, chatting about weekend plans, waiting impatiently for the clock to hit 3:00. Not this […]

Teacher Evaluation Reimagined

By Greg Fisher • Feb 16, 2023

This is the second of a two-part set of articles on Teacher Evaluation. See the first entry here. Contact Greg Fisher at Is there more than one way to design […]

Teacher evaluation can (and should) be way more meaningful

By Greg Fisher • Jan 26, 2023

Peer observation and collaboration succeed where top-down reforms fail. This is the first of a two-part set of articles on Teacher Evaluation. Contact Greg Fisher at Teacher Evaluation is at […]

A Letter to Madam Tracy Lake

By Paula Zwicke • Sep 09, 2022

Cultivating creative, curious learners outdoors at a teacher-powered school Sometimes, people give up on kids. I have twenty of them in my little school, Class ACT. We call it a […]

In teacher-powered schools, many hands move ideas forward

How a school run on shared decision-making demands an all-in approach

By Kevin Ward, teacher-advisor, Avalon School • Apr 28, 2022

A student meets with their teacher-advisor at Avalon. “How’s that working out for you?” Any time I explain to anyone in traditional public schools how Avalon School — where I’ve […]