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Building a Teacher Rep-utation

Kevin M. McIntosh’s short stories have appeared in the American Literary Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Potomac Review, Chicago Tribune and have been nominated for Best New American Voices and the Pushcart Prize. He has had fellowships at the Ragdale Foundation and Blue Mountain Center. His novel Class Dismissed (Regal House Publishing, July 2021) is informed [...]

Reading is the Cheat Code: Why Reading Must Have a Place in Schools

Jessica Fitzpatrick is a high school librarian in Houston and is in her eighth year of education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Houston and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. She is the 2020 TLA Branding Award Winner for Community [...]

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8 Tips So Your Substitute Plans Don’t Suck

"I find your lack of substitutes disturbing." Read that in a Darth Vader voice the next time you have to take off, and you'll feel exactly the type of difficulty that I mean. It's been 6 years since I wrote my story about how "Lack of Subs Is the Canary in the Coal Mine," and [...]

Teach to the Rest: How the Pandemic Could Be the Best Thing for Education in 20 Years

What’s getting you through 2020’s chaos? For me, it’s the knowledge that education could change, and not by a little. As with all things education, I’m not alone of course, And many others have come before me. I know because I used the pandemic to read them all.  Reardon and Timar. Ravitch and Tatum, Delpit [...]

Special Education and Social Distancing- The Struggle All Around

Erin Popper has been a Special Education Teacher in Florida for seven years.  She has taught a wide range of disabilities in various classroom settings.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, FL. Erin’s extracurricular activities include, but are not limited to, coaching high school swimming, [...]

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