Madison Woodward, Author at The Educators Room

About Madison Woodward

Madison is a teacher at a public alternative high school for students with severe behavioral concerns. She has become an advocate for marginalized students and equity in education since entering alternative education. During the day she teaches high school history, and at night she is a part-time GED instructor.

6 Tips For Teachers Surviving Starting Mid-Year During a Pandemic

Whether you are a new teacher graduating in December, coming back from maternity leave, or making a mid-year move, picking up a teaching position after the school year has begun is challenging.  I personally took over a teaching position after the first quarter of a school year, following a parade of substitutes. The previous teacher [...]

Results of the Election: What’s Next for Educators?

A week after the election, we have a much better grasp of what is to come in two short months. Joe Biden was declared the President-elect over the weekend, bringing many solace and others concern. Over the weekend, President-elect Joe Biden’s website was updated to include information on the transition that will take place in [...]

SPLC’s “Credit Overdue”: Why it Matters for Youth Offenders

The Southern Poverty Law Center recently released a report about the education challenges incarcerated youth face, called Credit Overdue. After exploring legislation, policies, and real-life experiences of youth in multiple states, the SPLC uncovered a troubling trend: many students who serve time in juvenile detention are not awarded credit for the coursework they complete at [...]

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