It is that time of year. Letters of intent are being secured and contracts for the upcoming school year are being handed out. Read more here...

CommonLit: CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond...…. Read more here.

I remember my first year teaching….I was having difficulty with a few of my 6th-grade students. They were male and Hispanic. I wasn’t sure what the gap was but they ignored me when I spoke, they made rude comments and made it quite clear they weren’t going to do anything that I asked (including their homework). To read more, click here.

Please allow me to write an open letter to you. We face the possibility that March 13, 2020 (or earlier) was the last time we will see our students during the 2019-2020 school year. I walked out of school on Monday, March 16, 2020, with a fellow teacher who told me: “Laura, this is not how I want to leave.” Her words have remained in my head like a thought bubble.…Read more.



  • Teacher

Teacher, Suspended.

April 2nd, 2020|1 Comment

My classroom is now the kitchen table that I share with my eleven-year-old daughter. She is efficient in her work, completing it all before lunch and enjoying the remainder of her day. I, on the [...]

  • Heart of a Teacher

The Heart of a Teacher is Consistent

March 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Guest Writer: Melissa Kloeckner Educators have gone and done it again. Despite the short notice, FAPE law restrictions, and the varying home resources and needs of students, they have stepped up to the plate and [...]

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