Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.” Each week, I’ll be re-posting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years.

You might also be interested in A Look Back: Best Posts From 2007 To 2009. and A Look Back: 2010’s Best Posts From This Blog.

In 2011, I published The Best Posts & Articles About Compromise – and have continued to add resources to the list.

Here’s how I introduced it:

Between the United States’ debt ceiling crisis and some Republican’s unwillingness to compromise, and a similar feeling on the part of a number of so-called “school reformers” (and a little of that from a few people I consider to be allies in the fight against their actions), I thought it might be useful to put together kind of “The Best…” list.

Coming from a nineteen year community organizing career, the whole point of public life is to get to the negotiating table and strike a deal, so I’m always perplexed by ideologues who don’t seem to “get it.” It also seems to me to be an essential skill to master in order to become an effective teacher, as well (and not a bad way of operating to model for our students, either).