Student betrayal, job abandonment, and Anyone Can Teach

Remember when our greatest stress was the shortage of substitutes? How we would wring our hands as we tried to manage empty classrooms during a…


5 Minutes

The importance of the relationships that teachers and students forge.

The recent horrors of school shootings, and the eloquence of the students whose voices speaks volumes to the importance of gun safety, but also their…


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Prevent teacher shortages from robbing students of color

Pause your day. Take some deep breaths if it helps. Envision the teacher who changed your life. How did their classroom feel? What did their…


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Starving the lions of the teaching profession

In New York City, the lion is one of our most prominent symbols. Over the course of human history, the lion has stood for royalty, strength, and…


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Six reasons every teacher (and reformer) should see Inside Out

  I am not the type to see movies in the theater but I recently took our family out to see Inside Out for Father’s Day. I have always been a fan…


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My journey to advocacy

Shawna Fritzler tells her story of how, thorough her experience of taking a stand against private interests who were trying to buy and harm the…


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#OneWord2017: #Unify

Tricia Ebner, thank you for starting this roundtable conversation, and Jessica Cuthbertson, for continuing it.  Tricia wrote about the need for…


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Taking public schools back to the future

The new year will likely be a defining moment for public education. President-Elect Donald Trump has selected a nominee for Secretary of Education in…


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Howling for literary arts: How I connected my students to authors

In 2013, when I started my English teaching career at Deltona High School in Deltona, Florida, it didn’t surprise me that many of my students didn’t…


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I'm Planning a Pokemon Go Rally for My Middle Schoolers

I have a confession to make:  I spent the first two weeks of July rolling my eyes as I read article after article in my social stream about the…


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