by Denisha Saucedo | 1.19.21
As a student of color, I didn’t have the best experience in school. My family migrated from Jamaica, and I’m a first-generation American. When I got to school, there were a lot of assumptions made about me and my life – and my teachers had lower expectations for me than they had for other students.
by Quincy Hills | 1.14.21
I was very humbled by an experience I had last March, after the switch to distance learning. I was driving to go pick up some groceries, and I saw three of our students sitting on a curb with a Chromebook. I thought, “What in the world are they doing?”
by Victoria Thompson | 12.14.20
As more educators step up to do the work of anti-racism in their classrooms and communities – and make what John Lewis called “good trouble” – it’s essential that we seek out resources in every subject area that center the experiences of those who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC).
by Jaime Fagan | 12.6.20
I’ve always loved using education technology to support my students, so now that my school community is learning online, choosing digital tools to inspire my kids feels like such an exciting opportunity for me. But when I lead a PD session for fellow teachers on virtual teaching, I often hear questions like, “There are so many digital teaching tools! How are we supposed to know what to use when?”
by Ben Cogswell | 11.30.20
I teach kindergarten in Salinas – sometimes called the “Salad Bowl of the World” because of our rich agricultural industry. Just about everyone in our school community is a language learner. Some of us know a lot of English and a little Spanish, and some of us know a lot of Spanish and a little English. In kindergarten, one of our top priorities is building students’ language skills.
by Rachel Ignacio | 11.19.20
I’m teaching remotely this school year, and I miss being in the classroom. I miss seeing the kids every day. But one thing I’ve been really excited about is exploring new technologies and strategies – and helping my students explore them, too. And one big reason I’ve been able to do that this fall has been my strong partnership with my co-teacher.
by Emily Wylie | 11.18.20
If you’re interested in clicking through the “Launching the School Year” resources Emily references below, you can check them out on newvisions.org! During remote learning, digital communication skills are absolutely
by Melina Melendez | 11.15.20
Everything feels different this school year. Like so many of you, I’m teaching remotely – and I’ve found that one of the biggest challenges has been building and deepening my relationships with my students while physically separated. These past few months, I’ve made strengthening that part of my practice my focus.
by Teacher2Teacher Team | 11.11.20
Since school was disrupted by COVID-19 last spring, teachers like you have stepped up in so many ways. Now, some weeks into a school year like no other, you continue to do inspiring things for your school communities every single day.
by ASCD, Jessica Minahan | 10.26.20
Small changes in classroom interactions can make a big difference for traumatized students.