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 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 Sydney Chaffee | 3.2.18
Backstage, as everything threatened to collapse, I saw my students taking the risk to truly demonstrate compassionate collaboration.
by Vivett Dukes | 4.22.17
“There’s so much power in the transparency of asking, ‘I don’t know about your culture – will you tell me about it?’”
by Orly Mondell | 3.2.17
“We look at students with their heads down and assume they are disinterested, but adults need to be sensitive to their stories.”
by Emily Southerton | 4.5.16
“You could tell my kids were empowered to be the best versions of themselves and create change”