by Kecia McDonald | 10.14.20
As a former classroom teacher, I know that if you’ve just started exploring social emotional learning (SEL) strategies, it can be easy to feel like you have a mountain of information to climb and no trailhead in sight.
by Sheldon Eakins | 6.3.20
We are living through a moment that calls us, as educators, to have brave conversations about race, culture and identity.
by Valentina Gonzalez | 2.9.20
I work primarily with English language learners, including students who are brand new to our country. Students who arrive in America as new immigrants can feel so scared and alone at first.
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.