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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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The spark of inspiration and new learning can come from the oldest of sources, when students' views and voices are essential to their work.
The spark of inspiration and new learning can come from the oldest of sources, when students’ views and voices are essential to their work.
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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.
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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What would Martin Luther King, Jr. say? Everyone has an opinion and quotes, but we can't all be right.
What would Martin Luther King, Jr. say? Everyone has an opinion and quotes, but we can’t all be right.
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There's a body of knowledge we can tap into to help ensure decision quality for education policy. 
It’s not hard to “decide” we must reduce school suspensions, but instead of offering quick fixes that yield better statistics, policy makers must focus on deeper systemic improvem…
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Thirty of my favorite photos from 2015.
Thirty of my favorite photos from 2015.
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Anyone who works in schools or cares about schools will appreciate the years of research that went into Kristina Rizga's outstanding book about the educators and students who make Mission High School a special place.
Anyone who works in schools or cares about schools will appreciate the years of research that went into Kristina Rizga’s outstanding book about the educators and students who make Mission Hig…
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The study of decision quality reveals a number of reasons that teachers need autonomy as instructors, and must be integrally involved with decisions that shape or become school policies.
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Are we ready for some honest educational dialogue about race and class, or are we just singing a song from history?
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I chose the wrong tool, and then I let confidence in technology override my personal knowledge and experience.
I chose the wrong tool, and then I let confidence in technology override my personal knowledge and experience.
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It's not hard to "decide" we must reduce school suspensions, but instead of offering quick fixes that yield better statistics, policy makers must focus on deeper systemic improvements.
It’s not hard to “decide” we must reduce school suspensions, but instead of offering quick fixes that yield better statistics, policy makers must focus on deeper systemic improvem…
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The study of decision quality reveals a number of reasons that teachers need autonomy as instructors, and must be integrally involved with decisions that shape or become school policies.
The study of decision quality reveals a number of reasons that teachers need autonomy as instructors, and must be integrally involved with decisions that shape or become school policies.
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When all is said and done, teaching must be first and foremost an act of love! – Richard Lakin
When all is said and done, teaching must be first and foremost an act of love! – Richard Lakin Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleLinkedInTumblrRedditPocketEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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Education
  • 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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NBCT
Employment
  • 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