by Robyn Howton | 12.9.19
I recently asked my students to write about the best and worst experiences they’ve ever had with a teacher, and I’ve tried to use their answers to guide me.
by Xavier Reed | 9.26.19
In my mind, a school is one of the main hubs in every community – and everyone in our community should feel like we want them there and we want to hear their voices.
by Xavier Reed | 9.22.19
As educators, we work every day to create an environment where everyone feels he or she belongs – and a big part of that is partnering with students’ families.
by Monte Syrie | 9.20.19
I believe teachers are creators of culture. We’re not just managers of classrooms or students; we’re builders and curators of our classroom cultures.
by Monte Syrie | 9.12.19
My biggest back-to-school priority is building community with my students. I’m purposeful about it, because I believe that every class, every day, should start with connection.
by Beth Lakin | 3.29.19
I used to be a teacher who didn’t fully understand when students told me about their stress levels. Students would say, “I’m so stressed out about ____,” (fill in the blank with just about anything!) and I’d respond, “Well, just make sure you study!” or “Make sure you take care of yourself.” I didn’t perceive anything worrisome – I just thought, “A little stress is normal, and they’ll get over it.”