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 Robyn Howton | 7.27.18
On my first day of teaching 27 years ago, I gave my high school students a piece of paper. It had two questions written on it: “What do you dream your life will be like in 10 years?” and “What should I know about you?”
by Teacher2Teacher Team | 6.20.18
After reflecting on the year, here’s what teachers like you say they hope their students’ biggest takeaway from their time together is!
by Sydney Chaffee | 3.2.18
Backstage, as everything threatened to collapse, I saw my students taking the risk to truly demonstrate compassionate collaboration.
by Adrienne Quinn | 10.11.17
One small thing that has always helped me build bridges as a teacher is identifying a student each year who has been hard for me to reach.
by Jessica Solano | 9.27.17
“Because of this new approach to homework, families feel they have common ground to talk with their students.”
by Anthony Johnson | 8.30.17
“I wanted to create an environment that would get kids excited.”
by Shana White | 8.21.17
“I’m a fierce advocate for students because I don’t want any of them to experience anything like what I did.”