Teacher Scholar Voices

Leader Voices

Building a Common Understanding to Support Students

February 25, 2021 | Summerlynn Sigler

I have had the privilege of serving as the principal of De Anza High School for the past five years. De Anza is an incredibly diverse urban high school in Richmond, California. Our staff has made huge gains...

Teacher Scholar Voices

The Power of Oral Rehearsal in Writing Workshop

January 29, 2021 | Emma Tadlock-Goldsmith

At the beginning of this school year, my second year teaching second grade and my first year of inquiry with Lead by Learning, I felt excited to tackle another year of writing instruction. My school uses the Writing...

Program Highlights

From Silos to Collaboration: Following up with Sonia

January 7, 2021

As we work together to restore hope to the future, we need to include a strange and new ally — our willingness to be disturbed. Our willingness to have our beliefs and ideas challenged by what others think. No one...

Teacher Scholar Voices

Increasing Newcomer Student Confidence in Community Circles

December 8, 2020 | Mia Kleven

A lot can happen over the course of a weekend.  Family members come to visit, birthdays are celebrated, pets get sick,  little siblings hurt themselves and recover, and there are eventful excursions to the zoo or Chuck E...


Sitting down with Beth & Luz

November 17, 2020 | Nina Portugal

For teachers everywhere our worlds have been turned upside down. We are used to gathering data about what our students know and don’t know yet through listening to conversations, having quick chats before or after class, and even...