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Kerry Gallagher
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Educator, Blogger, Speaker, Reader.
Educator, Blogger, Speaker, Reader.

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Guest Post: Digital + Traditional = Teaching at Its Best
Rachel Salinger is a high school English teacher at my school, St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She is passionate about literature and about giving her students learning experiences that arm them with the skills they need to be thoughtful and good...
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Stop Thinking About Screen Time
I was lucky enough to be part of an Ignite breakout session with some impressive educators from throughout Massachusetts. My Ignite was focused on the changing research and education around screen time. Please watch, think, and comment.
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Why Student Creation is the Hardest/Best Form of Assessment
The goal of assessment has traditionally been to measure student mastery. With that mindset, some students measure high while others do not measure up. While that seems pretty cut and dry, it can be problematic. The students who measure high tend to always ...
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Semester Check-In: Three Tools That Are Trending at My School
One of the most important values I hold as a professional coach for educators is that I must model risk taking with new strategies and tools constantly in my work. If I take a risk and use the tool in a professional learning workshop or as I facilitate a me...
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How Evil is Tech? A Response.
I believe in the power of technology to connect people, to empower people to be creative, and to open doors to opportunities that would otherwise be closed. This does not mean that there aren't mistakes that people can make with technology. I have made it m...
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The "Good Kid": Compliant or Engaged?
It's interesting when I hear teachers describe a student as "a good kid". I was that good kid in school. And, unfortunately, I definitely described some of my former students that way earlier in my career. But what do we mean when we say "good kid"? A good ...
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Getting Real About the Teen Depression-Cyberbullying Connection
A couple of months ago I wrote a response to a psychologist's theory that smart phones are responsible for the increase in teen depression and anxiety. The overemphasis on screen technology as a root cause for the increase of major depressive episodes among...
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Are curriculum specialists in edtech denial?
As an educator who has built my career during the 21st Century, I've found that my fellow education professionals often classify themselves in one of two categories: Specialize in curriculum (often in one specific subject area) Specialize in technology (eit...
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Breaking my Blogging Dry Spell
The people I live and work closely with know that I've been neglecting this blog for nearly 2 months. But there's more to it than that. Because I haven't been writing, I haven't been processing my professional thoughts and experiences in the same way. For y...
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