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Embracing the Prototype: A Day with Edjacent

As some of you may have noticed, we recently made the difficult decision to postpone Bespoke: A Day with Edjacent, our planned gathering scheduled to take place later this month. While some expressed disappointment, and even empathy for the organizers who had put so much time and energy into making this date happen, as the …

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Teachers Cannot Solve the Substitute Teaching Crisis. Nor Should They.

The logical next post in the substitute teaching sequence (see Part 1) would be to share ideas for teachers, school leaders, and substitute teachers. We heard from many people closest to the substitute teaching crisis who had ideas for easing the crisis in small and big ways. However, issues that affect entire school systems across …

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I Am a Terrible Substitute Teacher. Here’s Why That Matters.

Substitute teachers are essential to the successful operation of a school, especially in times of record numbers of teacher absences and open positions. Recent publications in TIME and EdWeek outline the crisis in detail, but if you are an educator or a parent, you likely have personal experience with this growing problem. As the COVID …

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Educators as Artists: An Evening With Author Jennifer Abrams

When Mark and I hosted the first Edjacent meeting via Zoom in January of 2021, we had modest expectations. We hoped to get a few educators we admire together to talk about issues that mattered to us. We were just discovering the language of self-authorship. Helping us on our journey was the magnificent Jennifer Abrams, …

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