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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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This slide show accompanies a blog post at my EdWeek Teacher blog, Road Trips in Education. I’m indebted to the high school English teachers in these pictures for allowing me to spend time in their classrooms during the 2014-15 school year. Unfortunately,…
This slide show accompanies a blog post at my EdWeek Teacher blog, Road Trips in Education. I'm indebted to the high school English teachers in these pictures for allowing me to spend time in their...
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TNTP's report, "The Mirage," suggests that we're currently wasting a lot of money in failed attempts to help teachers who mostly lack self-awareness, vision, ambition, and the capacity for improvement.
TNTP's report, "The Mirage," suggests that we're currently wasting a lot of money in failed attempts to help teachers who mostly lack self-awareness, vision, ambition, and the capacity for improvem...
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My recent vacation produced a valuable lesson about life and learning, a reminder of how hard it is to turn off expectations and simply be open to what you find. The lesson began at the moment I changed my mind about walking out of a performance by a…
My recent vacation produced a valuable lesson about life and learning, a reminder of how hard it is to turn off expectations and simply be open to what you find. The lesson began at the moment I ch...
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What remains to be seen is whether or not the Education Department will apply similar logic to any other decisions in their limited remaining time, or if this was an isolated incidence of common sense.
What remains to be seen is whether or not the Education Department will apply similar logic to any other decisions in their limited remaining time, or if this was an isolated incidence of common se...
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Teacher leadership in schools isn't as new as some people might think, but it's a reform unique among the others in that it has never really been taken to scale, despite evidence that it works.
Teacher leadership in schools isn't as new as some people might think, but it's a reform unique among the others in that it has never really been taken to scale, despite evidence that it works.
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It was exciting to have frank conversations about race and privilege in education - broadly in American society and in schools, in our own classrooms and schools, in our professional organizations and affiliated networks.
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Edcamp is a great model of grassroots organization and participant leadership- so what happens when larger numbers of people, organizations and institutions latch on that idea?
Edcamp is a great model of grassroots organization and participant leadership- so what happens when larger numbers of people, organizations and institutions latch on that idea?
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Plenty of people are ready to tell schools and teachers what to do to solve problems in education, but pretty short on ideas for closing the equity and opportunity gaps that stack the odds against certain educators.
Plenty of people are ready to tell schools and teachers what to do to solve problems in education, but pretty short on ideas for closing the equity and opportunity gaps that stack the odds against ...
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Over the past few years, Vintage Trouble have wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, touring with legends like The Who and AC/DC, and playing sold-
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Maybe the bigger problem in education policy is too many stakeholders who prefer to have a meaningless “A” or “D” slapped on a school, rather than understand and express the complex realities of school quality.
Maybe the bigger problem in education policy is too many stakeholders who prefer to have a meaningless “A” or “D” slapped on a school, rather than understand and express the complex realities of sc...
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Ron Thorpe articulated a grand vision for the teaching profession and pursued it with gusto, never dissuaded by the scope of the challenge or the likelihood of some stumbles along the way.
Ron Thorpe articulated a grand vision for the teaching profession and pursued it with gusto, never dissuaded by the scope of the challenge or the likelihood of some stumbles along the way.
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The NBPTS Academy convenes in Arizona, bringing together a small but powerful group of teacher leaders and education advocates from around the country.
The NBPTS Academy convenes in Arizona, bringing together a small but powerful group of teacher leaders and education advocates from around the country.
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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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NBCT
Employment
  • Palo Alto High School
    Teacher, Advisor, 2002 - present
  • Accomplished California Teachers
    Assoc. Director, 2009 - 2014
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Palo Alto, CA
Previously
Los Angeles, CA - Berkeley, CA - Chicago, IL - Tel Aviv, Israel - Arad, Israel - Colorado Springs, CO - Wiesbaden, Germany