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 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 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 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.