“Young Voices Matter:” My Fifteen-Year-Old Sister’s Response to the Florida Massacre

Written by Sylvia Denice This is my sister Ellie.  At fifteen years old, Ellie’s time is consumed mostly by school, swimming, and socializing.  She’s an enthusiastic learner, listener, observer, and friend with a cheery disposition. Ellie has goals and dreams of her future, going to college to study Education or Journalism--no denying that relation!  On [...]

By | 2018-03-13T23:10:14+00:00 March 13th, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education|0 Comments

#ArmMeWith Starts a Movement Among Teachers

Last night Twitter and Instagram exploded with thousands of photos of teachers with a sign detailing what teachers really need for their classrooms using the #ArmMeWith hashtag. This movement was in a show of solidarity with the students from Parkland, Florida who are advocating for common sense gun laws following 17 students and teachers killed [...]

By | 2018-02-21T15:51:21+00:00 February 21st, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education|0 Comments

Teacher Self-Care Conference- We’re Back

"The kind of teacher you become will become will directly be related to the kind of teachers you associate with. Teaching is a profession where misery does more than just love company, it recruits, seduces, and romances it. Avoid people who are unhappy and disgruntled about the possibilities for transforming education. They are the enemy of [...]

The Positives of Being Sick

I have had a job since I have been legally able to work.  I’ve endured the crummy hours, the long shifts, the underpaid positions where the male boss puts you in a corner (literally). And I believe I have a very strong work ethic. I enjoy working. I don’t like to leave tasks undone and [...]