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 Kristen Anderson | 10.15.19
I start every school year knowing that as my young students grow, they’re going to experience not just the joy of discoveries and achievements, but frustration and anger and disappointment as well.
by Matt Johnson | 9.26.19
Like a lot of teachers, my first few years in the classroom were really hard. In my sixth year of teaching, I came close to quitting the profession.
by Sarah Brown Wessling | 9.14.19
On the first day of school last year, I met Alex. It didn’t take me long to recognize he was going to be a student who always held two things at once.
by Greg Moffitt | 8.1.19
I am doing this work because there are kids and teachers who are trying to learn new things and change the world. That is what excites me. And that’s why I think of myself as data-informed, but student-driven.
by LaQuisha Hall | 7.24.19
The majority of my scholars say they don’t have books at home that are relevant to their interests. They tell me they don’t think there are many books out there that they can connect with. That’s why I start the school year with a special event, which I call our ‘Starbooks Cafe.’
by Kit Golan | 7.2.19
Some of my middle-school students love math and confidently tackle every challenge problem. But some of the kids who are struggling can’t imagine math ever making sense. One day I
by Monte Syrie | 5.16.19
I wanted a daily way to check in with kids, so I started a practice called ‘smiles and frowns.’ I started off this year telling kids, ‘There’s nothing more important than the humans in the room, so we start with the humans in the room.’
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 Ciji Thurman | 1.18.19
I loved my winter break, and it’s important to make full use of the times we have off, but we also need to work that self-care into the weeks and months when we’re busy teaching.