Transformative Teacher #10: Sydney Coffin

If the principles of social network theory worked perfectly in real life, I would have met Sydney Coffin at least 20 years ago. Overlapping school friendship circles, participation in the same teacher networks, and shared professional interests in literacy and social justice link us in many ways. As it was, we met a few months…

Transformative Teacher Profile #8: Kathleen Melville

What distinguishes a professional from a technical worker?  The professional works to cultivate and develop knowledge that will enrich his or her professional community and is trusted to make decisions, often made in collaboration with colleagues, about their work. The technical worker follows protocol, and is not asked to make consequential decisions. What distinguishes a…

Transformative Teacher Profile #4: Annie Huynh

One of my favorite teacher networks in Philadelphia is Need In Deed, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting teachers to develop service learning projects for their students. Transformative Teacher Annie Huynh is an active member of this organization, as well as several other teacher networks in Philly. When I published the first TTP, and asked…