Eric Kalenze

Guest Blogger

Educator

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

Eric Kalenze’s career in education has included posts in teaching, coaching, administration and consulting.

He is the author of the 2014 book “Education Is Upside-Down: Reframing Reform to Focus on the Right Problems” and ‘A Total Ed Case’, an education practice and reform blog.

He lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area with his wife, two daughters and one Puggle.

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Posted Sep. 22, 2016

Here’s the Trick to Becoming a Better Teacher on Your Own

As a high school English teacher, I was faced with a fundamental problem: Many of my kids weren’t actually reading…

By Eric Kalenze

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

Without Data, We Can’t Fight for Our Students’ Futures

Sometimes, data can seem pesky. Just ask the folks who continue to suggest that coronavirus spikes are merely the result of increased testing. “You know…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

It’s Not a Discipline Problem, You’re Just Not Engaging Your Students

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor classroom management aren’t strong instructional. I would never assume…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Dec. 1, 2020

Why I Gave My Son Permission to Drop Out of High School

We see a child in a maple treeWe’re watching him climb,You and I.You say, “Come down,You’ll hurt yourself!”I say, “Go upYou’re touching the sky!” –…

By Alina Adams

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