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.”
by Julie Arsenault | 3.19.19
This year, I changed my assessments by adding a piece of paper at the end, asking, “What else do you know about the topic, that I didn’t ask you about?”
by Justin Tarte | 11.13.18
How can we use data to guide us in supporting our students? How can we have conversations about data that feel empowering, and not judgmental?
by Latoya Dixon | 9.28.18
When I was an English teacher, my principal observed my lesson one day and gave me the feedback that I’d done a “good job” – and that was it.
by Eli Casaus | 8.9.18
Last year, the school where I worked focused on finding ways to build community by better serving our families and students. A big part of that was making sure each student felt welcomed every single day.
by Josh Parker | 8.3.18
When we think about working to make our classrooms more equitable, it makes sense to me to start with why we got into teaching.
by Robyn Howton | 7.27.18
On my first day of teaching 27 years ago, I gave my high school students a piece of paper. It had two questions written on it: “What do you dream your life will be like in 10 years?” and “What should I know about you?”
by Tom Loud | 3.1.18
Today, I challenge you to say something positive and encouraging to one of your colleagues.
by Ben Owens | 1.10.18
As an engineer, my daily problems were inanimate objects like failing pumps and temperature controllers. As a teacher, my focus each day isn’t ‘problems.’ It’s people.
by Josh Parker | 11.13.17
When we talk about culture, what we’re really talking about is how we live, strive and treat one another.