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?'”
by Livia Chan | 6.27.21
In the very first week of school, my students and I have a conversation about our comfort zones. I draw a circle and say, “Everything inside this circle is what’s in your comfort zone: All the things that you do without even batting an eye.”
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.