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 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 Elyse Mermelstein | 10.15.19
I want my kids to know how they’re growing, so I make sure they understand their own learning data.
by Xavier Reed | 10.7.19
There is so much we can learn from parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents and any guardian.
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 | 9.16.19
As the first days and weeks of school unfold, I’m making sure my students know how much honesty matters in my classroom.
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 Andrea Marshbank | 6.17.19
As summer starts, I’m about to sit down with a Google Doc I created last August, before the school year started. It’s called, “Things to Do Better Next Year.”