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 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 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 Robert Kaplinsky | 9.9.20
Introducing virtual #ObserveMe! Let’s keep growing together – even if we’re not in the same building.
by Ashley Washington | 8.10.20
When I was growing up, I attended a law-focused magnet school in the Dallas area. All of my classes were centered around the law, with the idea that I’d pursue law school down the road.
by Moira Mazzi | 8.9.20
I always think back-to-school planning is a great time to challenge myself and grow as a teacher – but this year, the challenges are already built in! My school community is going to start the year 100% online, and then move into a hybrid plan as soon as conditions allow – so there’s a lot to think about.
by Bob Friel | 7.21.20
Before our district moved to distance learning, they gave us one last day in class. I remember thinking: How do I make the best of this last moment we’ll have in person together?
by Jorge Valenzuela | 7.10.20
As educators, every day of teaching is an invitation to learn more about ourselves and our practice. And then summers hit, offering us a chance to step back and go even deeper – renew our energies, reflect on our goals and dig into compelling and necessary new learning.
by Ciji Thurman | 7.6.20
Right now, I see a lot of my fellow teachers learning more about anti-racist teaching practices. There is a need for many of us to become more knowledgeable.