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Posts on tylerthigpen.com explore: 

DEEP LEARNING: How we might renovate our instructional approach and achieve for preK-12 teachers and students a wholesale transition to 21st century teaching and learning

QUALITY LEADERSHIP: How we might apply the best aspects from the public, private, and charter sectors to make U.S. public schools and districts the best in the world; or 

LIVING FAITH: Intersections of faith and public life, so that we might "act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).

Composition 101

Tyler Thigpen

My wife is amazing in many ways.

One way is her ability to produce content that inspires novices and experts alike. This project of hers, launched this week, is a perfect example of such content. She and Emily at Oncewed have worked so hard to make it ready for the world, and based on early feedback, the course is destined for positive impact in her field.

TAKE A LOOK AT COMPOSITION 101 HERE

Banner image via Megan Forney

The poverty of isolation

Tyler Thigpen

Pumped to have been published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution earlier this week. I have a number of folks to thank for my thinking on the subject of social capital and mentoring, including Michael Figueroa, Daniela Lewy, Mark Moore, Paul Reville, Sarah Hemminger of Thread, and Brad Bryant.

Here's an excerpt of the piece (below). You can read the full post here.

One evening, not long ago, I was waiting at the bus stop outside a grocery store near our home, when I heard the woman standing next to me yelling into her phone. She was clearly angry, upset and stressed out. I didn’t know her, so I’ll call her Mary. It probably wasn’t my business, but I couldn’t help but overhear...

From Quicksand to Solid Ground

Tyler Thigpen

Today we (at Transforming Teaching) had a big big launch. We released into the world a vision for a system to support quality teaching in the United States. 

Working closely over the last year with Sarah Warren, Sarah Mclean, and Jal Mehta has been a joy. And as a co-founder of the organization, I feel happy and excited to be a part of this work. 

The visual below is a quick look at the foundation we describe in the paper, entitled From Quicksand to Solid Ground. YOU CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE HERE.