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.
by Rana Khatib | 11.23.19
I was working with a Spanish-speaking student, and I thought I was saying his name correctly. But a quick look he gave me during an activity made me pause and think, ‘Is he reacting to how I’m pronouncing his name?’
by Eric Saibel | 11.19.19
Connecting with our students’ families means a lot to me – and it makes a huge difference for our school culture, too.
by Robyn Howton | 11.15.19
I’m working to make sure my students understand my goal for all of them: to start wherever they are now, and go as far as we can together.
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 Monte Syrie | 9.16.19
As the first days and weeks of school unfold, I’m making sure my students know how much honesty matters in my classroom.
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 Monte Syrie | 9.12.19
My biggest back-to-school priority is building community with my students. I’m purposeful about it, because I believe that every class, every day, should start with connection.
by Robyn Howton | 9.1.19
For the entire 28 years I’ve taught, I’ve had one ground rule in my classroom: We are going to respect each other, our ideas and ourselves.