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 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 Robert Barnett and Kareem Farah | 4.15.20
You’re a teacher who has just been asked to move your class online. This may be a completely new experience for you, and you may not have been given much guidance for how to teach virtually.
by Wendy Turner | 4.4.19
I am known as a warrior of social-emotional learning. I always say my teaching puts SEL first – and empathy is a critical component. People ask me all the time how I build empathy in the classroom. The answer is one day at a time, one experience at a time, with great intention, focus and practice.
by Julie Hembree | 5.16.17
“Exploring the world around us … is so important for students to be empathetic, empowered, critical thinkers.”
by Lance Schreiber | 10.26.16
All these kids, I just can’t wait to see what they can do.
by Jessica Lura | 6.21.16
“We are a making community.”
by Heather Lister | 6.2.16
“What is so healing for a lot of our kids is that they’re able to find other people that are accepting here.”
by August Deshais | 4.21.16
“It has a different meaning to them knowing it’s something we produced in our classroom”
by Laura Dixon | 3.1.16
Everybody is the expert here—there are no bad ideas.