by Adam Yankay | 9.30.21
As a high school math teacher, I know that a lot of my students experience negative emotions as soon as they step into our classrooms for the first time. I’ve always wanted to make students feel comfortable and confident in math class, not anxious or afraid.
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 Ralph Aiello | 9.9.21
When our students are planning their futures, they count on the adults in their school communities for guidance. But often, the voices students are most likely to listen to are those of young people like them, who have recently been in their shoes.
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 Emily Wylie | 11.18.20
If you’re interested in clicking through the “Launching the School Year” resources Emily references below, you can check them out on newvisions.org! During remote learning, digital communication skills are absolutely
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 Valentina Gonzalez | 2.9.20
I work primarily with English language learners, including students who are brand new to our country. Students who arrive in America as new immigrants can feel so scared and alone at first.
by Robyn Howton | 12.9.19
I recently asked my students to write about the best and worst experiences they’ve ever had with a teacher, and I’ve tried to use their answers to guide me.