by Chey Cheney | 9.15.22
As a longtime middle school teacher, I’m a big fan of daily check-in activities. My students have shown me that when they walk through my door, the most powerful thing I can do to promote a day of growth is create opportunities for them to reconnect with me, their peers and our community.
by Eniola Ajayi | 8.29.22
At the beginning of the school year, just to get the pulse of my classes, I always ask students to complete the sentence, “Math is _______.”
by James Hammer | 8.25.22
All of us, here, in this moment, are meeting at the intersection of this classroom. But the reality is that we’re not coming alone. We are bringing so many other “things” with us.
by Anne Koschmider | 8.15.22
The sound of student engagement is music to every teacher’s ears.
by Lana Steiner | 7.22.22
One day, a teacher I was working closely with commented on students’ lack of willingness to engage: “How do you get kids to engage? It’s not realistic to constantly prompt them. How do I help my students feel like they’re capable of learning math? Some don’t engage and some get discouraged easily. How do I empower them to keep trying?”
by Emily House | 10.15.21
I used to start the year with a massive slideshow about myself. But over time, I realized: Of course my students want to know who I am, but they want to learn about me through the way I interact with them, and through our authentic conversations.
by Nicholas Emmanuele | 9.16.21
Last school year, I had a student who told me near the end of the semester, “I think I have a C.” I could see in her work that she was earning a high B or even an A. I asked why she thought she had a C, and she said, “Well, I’m just a C student in English. That’s what I always get.”
by Sydney Chaffee | 9.9.21
I work as a teacher coach in addition to teaching my own students, and I’ve been meeting with fellow educators as we all get ready to head back. The other
by Dawn Harris | 8.30.21
We teachers are preparing students to become teammates and leaders, coaches and mentors, neighbors and community members.
by Sara Wilcox | 8.18.21
When my students come in on the first day of school, I say, ‘Welcome. I’m Mrs. Wilcox. Can you tell me who you are?'”