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At My Breaking Point: An Interview With An Educator Who Nearly Quit

At My Breaking Point: One Educator Reflects This year has pushed so many educators to their breaking points. One of the most passionate, creative, and loving teachers I know very nearly quit her job. She’s an English Language Arts and reading specialist at a Title 1 middle school in a rural, coastal town in Washington. [...]

Inhale Adversity, Exhale Hope: Reflections of a Black Educator

I didn’t even realize I was holding my breath until I heard the words. “Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.” I let out a slow and deliberate exhale, one full of relief for George Floyd’s family, his friends, and for the brave soul who captured the video of this public lynching.  I continued to exhale for my family, [...]

Student Agency- The Essence of a Modern Classroom

Sanam Edwards is a teacher in DPS International, Gurgaon (India). She enjoys building the student's voice and choice within the classroom environment while infusing her quirky sense of humor into daily activities. She is an advocate for technology in the classroom and is constantly on the lookout for new ways to engage the students emotionally, [...]

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, [...]

4 Things Every Teacher Knows About High Stakes Testing

There are lots of things within the context of teaching that teachers will have a variety of opinions on.  High-stakes testing is certainly a unifier for many of us.  Here are four things that every teacher knows about testing that stakeholders and lawmakers should have listened to pre-pandemic to prevent some of the stress and [...]

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