by Rae Walker | 5.2.22
With our day-to-day demands it can be difficult to stay connected to how meaningful this work truly is. So here are a few things I always do to stay connected with what this work means – and I offer them to my fellow teachers, too.
by Monique Mackay | 2.11.22
I believe that in order to inspire students to grow in mathematics, we have to personalize their math experiences – and we also need to build collaborative, supportive classrooms.
by Laurence McGhee and Allison Rotola | 2.3.22
Both of us grew up in Linden, and we both teach here now, too. Last school year, as we considered how we could recognize and honor Black History Month, a thought
by Barbara Gruener | 1.27.22
I know my students’ SEL needs don’t all just occur at the beginning of class. That’s why I set up a “Peace Corner,” where students can retreat any time they need a moment. I wasn’t sure how middle-school students would respond to this offering, but I’m so glad I tried it.
by Barbara Gruener | 1.21.22
I devote at least five minutes every day to connection, community and mindfulness. And whether your class is virtual, in person or hybrid, I encourage you to try these three activities throughout this year: Good News, Mindful Movement, and Hot Seat.
by Jessica Peacock | 10.21.21
As teachers, nothing matters more to us than making our students feel like their learning matters – because if they invest in their growth and believe in their abilities, they really can change the world.
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.