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 Beth Lakin | 3.29.19
I used to be a teacher who didn’t fully understand when students told me about their stress levels. Students would say, “I’m so stressed out about ____,” (fill in the blank with just about anything!) and I’d respond, “Well, just make sure you study!” or “Make sure you take care of yourself.” I didn’t perceive anything worrisome – I just thought, “A little stress is normal, and they’ll get over it.”
by Emily House | 3.28.19
I grew up going to rural Iowa schools, and diversity wasn’t a big part of my educational background. As a teacher, I’ve realized how many different experiences exist even within a single classroom – and how few of those experiences are like mine. It’s been a humbling wake-up call.
by Julie Arsenault | 3.19.19
This year, I changed my assessments by adding a piece of paper at the end, asking, “What else do you know about the topic, that I didn’t ask you about?”
by Justin Tarte | 11.13.18
How can we use data to guide us in supporting our students? How can we have conversations about data that feel empowering, and not judgmental?
by Eli Casaus | 8.9.18
Last year, the school where I worked focused on finding ways to build community by better serving our families and students. A big part of that was making sure each student felt welcomed every single day.
by Tom Loud | 3.1.18
Today, I challenge you to say something positive and encouraging to one of your colleagues.
by Teacher2Teacher Team | 2.5.18
Inviting observers into your classroom can be intimidating – these educators have great tips for getting started and setting yourself up for #ObserveMe success!
by Josh Parker | 11.13.17
When we talk about culture, what we’re really talking about is how we live, strive and treat one another.
by Cassie Beasley | 9.14.17
My hope is that in the school year ahead, we do what we can to hear about our students’ cultures and make our learning spaces more equitable one small step at a time.