Personal essays by teachers.
Teacher licensure exams push many aspiring teachers of color out of the profession before they have a chance to start, writes Emery Petchauer.
May 7, 2019 – Teacher
The gap between what children in poverty need and what their teachers are able to give them is too vast for any teacher to fill, writes Justin Minkel.
April 30, 2019 – Teacher
Teachers have tried to tell their state legislators what schools need, and little has changed, writes Justin Parmenter. It’s time to increase the pressure.
April 26, 2019 – Teacher
We don’t always approach failure with the growth mindset that we encourage in our students, writes teacher Lory Peroff.
April 23, 2019 – Teacher
The interplay between these two learning experiences helps students grow a love of reading and build stronger muscles to engage with texts, writes Ariel Sacks.
April 16, 2019 – Teacher
It’s unreasonable to hold students to the same standards as adults, writes Justin Minkel.
April 8, 2019 – Teacher
"Thinking of our queer, trans, and questioning students, as well as our students of color and multiracial students, I wanted to pass on a message of affirmation: Believe that people are who they say they are, and celebrate it," writes Sam Long.
March 29, 2019 – Teacher
Teacher Kyle Redford has long advocated that dyslexic children need specialized instruction in how to decode words. But a recent look at reading research called her to question her stance—and now she says all students should learn this way.
March 19, 2019 – Teacher
We need to begin by overhauling how we think about all teachers’ worth, writes Ariel Sacks.
March 12, 2019 – Teacher
Graphic novels are rich in complexity and provide a unique opportunity for literary analysis, writes library media specialist Paige Classey Przybylski.
March 6, 2019 – Teacher
When the president's son called out teachers for trying to "sell" students on "socialism," educator Gina Caneva decided it was a bridge too far.
February 15, 2019 – Teacher
It’s not just the new addition to your classroom who will need you to listen carefully and summon more compassion than usual, writes Justin Minkel. Your other students will need a little more from you, too.
February 12, 2019 – Teacher
When 1st grade teacher Emily Galle-From moved to Sweden, she was excited to learn the language. But the experience proved hard, and taught her why every struggling reader needs a guide.
February 6, 2019 – Teacher
Winter days and mounting responsibilities can leave teachers feeling depleted after the holidays. But this time of year can also provide unexpected moments of joy, writes Ariel Sacks.
January 29, 2019 – Teacher
January 23, 2019 – Teacher
January 16, 2019 – Teacher
December 26, 2018 – Teacher
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