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 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 Maurice McDavid | 6.26.19
During my junior year of college, I couldn’t figure out what was so special about the history class I was taking. Finally it hit me: I loved that class because for the first time in my life, my teacher was an African American male.
by Christina Torres | 5.10.19
As teachers, we all get really busy. It can be hard to make time to plan a new and innovative curriculum, and instead we end up reaching for something we’ve done before without questioning it. I’ve definitely found myself in that boat.
by Edwin Minguela | 5.6.19
I’ve wanted to be a teacher ever since I was in elementary school. When I was in third grade, my dad bought a full-sized chalkboard, so our basement became my classroom. I would get home from school and tell my mom, ‘Okay, mom, I’m going down to my classroom.’
by Jill Fletcher | 4.9.19
Students often love to share their ideas aloud. There was a time when I didn’t value this enthusiasm for engaging. I saw it as a trait to tamper – something that stood in the way of getting information to them. Then I realized their willingness to speak was one of their greatest assets. And in order to reach them, I needed to build upon their passion for discussion.
by MeMe Ratliff | 4.9.19
Now, my professional learning network is immense, and I keep up with a lot of the folks I’ve met through the convenings. We meet virtually. We go to other edu-events and invite one another. We meet up socially. We even have a playlist of songs we listen to when we get back together. It’s a family.