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David B. Cohen
Works at Palo Alto High School
Attended Stanford University School of Education
Lives in Palo Alto, CA
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Teachers understand the cruelty of springtime. It's just too much. Especially May.
Teachers understand the cruelty of springtime. It’s just too much. Especially May.
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For some students, the most caring and trusted adults on campus are not teachers. We should notice and celebrate everyone who helps kids thrive at school.
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If we want to make progress here, we need to recognize that of course teachers want to be more effective, and validate their insights and legitimate concerns in crafting better policies.
If we want to make progress here, we need to recognize that of course teachers want to be more effective, and validate their insights and legitimate concerns in crafting better policies.
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"What if we could get better at handling racially charged situations by breaking down our past encounters?" That's the question posed on an interesting series of radio programs coming up in April on KQED-FM.
“What if we could get better at handling racially charged situations by breaking down our past encounters?” That’s the question posed on an interesting series of radio programs co…
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This is the fourth in a series of blog posts summarizing my reflections on what it means to provide learning opportunities for every student, every day. #AllMeansAll At the beginning of each year, I send a safety contract home with my students to sign with their parents. . There's also a place for parent and…
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Today the San Diego Union Tribune launches a new section called Education Matters. Over forty top educators from all over San Diego county have been invited to contribute answers to pressing questions in education. The conver...
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Here's video of an event at Stanford, starting with my 5-minute "lightning talk" and continuing with a seminar about technology and equity in California education policy.
Here’s video of an event at Stanford, starting with my 5-minute “lightning talk” and continuing with a seminar about technology and equity in California education policy.
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Students Matter failed to prove any part of its case, and the trial judge erred in his ruling, according to a unanimous appeals court ruling.
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Trying to improve everything at once doesn't work. What if we suspended new professional development for a year to concentrate on our own deeper learning?
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As teacher shortages grow, inspiring teachers to stay in the classroom is a legitimate consideration in the design of schools, courses, and curriculum.
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If you're at the Teaching and Learning Conference, check out this panel discussion: "Writing Our Future: Blogging for Educational Change and Personal Growth."
If you’re at the Teaching and Learning Conference, check out this panel discussion: “Writing Our Future: Blogging for Educational Change and Personal Growth.”
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  • Stanford University School of Education
    Education, 1994 - 1995
  • U.C. Berkeley
    English, 1987 - 1991
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High school English teacher (on leave 2014-15); blogger, writer, consultant (social media and networking for education)
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Currently living and teaching in Palo Alto, CA, by way of Los Angeles, Berkeley, Chicago, and a few other stops along the way.
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HS English teacher (on leave 2014-15); blogger, consultant (social media and networking for education); working on a book about California teachers and schools.
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  • Palo Alto High School
    Teacher, Advisor, 2002 - present
  • Accomplished California Teachers
    Assoc. Director, 2009 - 2014
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Palo Alto, CA
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Los Angeles, CA - Berkeley, CA - Chicago, IL - Tel Aviv, Israel - Arad, Israel - Colorado Springs, CO - Wiesbaden, Germany
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