by Cait O'Connor | 4.23.21
As an educator, I care about empowering and inspiring for every single one of my students. In my teaching journey, I’ve learned a lot about using student voice and choice to promote student participation, justice and inclusion. These strategies and the role of social justice in my teacher training has influenced these values.
by Denisha Saucedo | 1.19.21
As a student of color, I didn’t have the best experience in school. My family migrated from Jamaica, and I’m a first-generation American. When I got to school, there were a lot of assumptions made about me and my life – and my teachers had lower expectations for me than they had for other students.
by Quincy Hills | 1.14.21
I was very humbled by an experience I had last March, after the switch to distance learning. I was driving to go pick up some groceries, and I saw three of our students sitting on a curb with a Chromebook. I thought, “What in the world are they doing?”
by Rachel Ignacio | 11.19.20
I’m teaching remotely this school year, and I miss being in the classroom. I miss seeing the kids every day. But one thing I’ve been really excited about is exploring new technologies and strategies – and helping my students explore them, too. And one big reason I’ve been able to do that this fall has been my strong partnership with my co-teacher.
by ASCD, Jessica Minahan | 10.26.20
Small changes in classroom interactions can make a big difference for traumatized students.
by Kecia McDonald | 10.14.20
As a former classroom teacher, I know that if you’ve just started exploring social emotional learning (SEL) strategies, it can be easy to feel like you have a mountain of information to climb and no trailhead in sight.
by Sheldon Eakins | 6.3.20
We are living through a moment that calls us, as educators, to have brave conversations about race, culture and identity.
by Sarah Brown Wessling | 3.16.20
As educators, our work is complex and difficult under the best of circumstances. The uncertainty and fear that COVID-19 brings means responding to a bunch of new and evolving challenges every day.
by Keeanna Warren | 2.9.20
Recently, one of our students stole a pair of headphones from a peer. This is a student who has a long history of traumatic experiences. Our team knew the student would benefit from going through our school’s restorative process instead of traditional punitive measures.
by Teacher2Teacher Team | 1.15.20
We’ve heard from you and your fellow teachers that January is a time to try new things and take risks in your classroom – and that sometimes you need a