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OPINION: I Chose The New Deputy Secretary of Education Myself Once

The school in which I teach, and now send my daughter to learn, lies in one of the lowest socioeconomic neighborhoods in San Diego.  Nearly all of its students qualify for free and reduced lunch, the vast majority of the students speak English as a second language and teachers teach their hearts out. But there’s [...]

Nobody Trusts Teachers…It Took a Pandemic For Us To Really Understand This

Imagine a snowy Wednesday morning in February--a scheduled remote teaching day and a day following an actual, old-school type of snow day.   Picture many of those same teachers scrambling for child care because the district in which they live closed school, but the community they teach in tells them they either report to [...]

The Teacher Learns the Lesson: Reminiscing on 48 Years of Teaching

  Every future teacher has a lot to learn in college, but as I would soon find out after my college graduation day, nothing beats the “on the job training” you get when you go through that first year of teaching.  I was so excited when I received my first teaching job in Florida back [...]

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 [...]

Beyond George Floyd: Making a Difference—Access, Application, Admonishment

Guest Writer: Archie R. Wortham, Ph.D., Professor of Speech “Equity doesn’t mean equality.” I am the product of a segregated school. I saw people sprayed with fire hoses; removed from lunch counter sit-ins. I used second or third handed textbooks. I was black, back then a Negro, but my ‘negro’ cousins and I went to [...]

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