One of the things I was most concerned about when I left the classroom to become a teacher educator was losing my credibility. Everybody knows the rap on teacher educators: they're out of touch, too theoretical, disconnected from the everyday life of the classroom teacher. Of course, sometimes criticism is like a good joke. It's only funny because it's true—sometimes. [excerpt]
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Powell, Dave. "It's Like They're Building the Airplane While It's in the Air." Opinion: The K-12 Contrarian. Education Week. (January 15, 2015).
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