Opinion: Y.M.C.A (You Must Conquer Adversity)

Guest Writer-Kwame Sarfo-Mensah During my sophomore year at Temple, I began working at the Columbia North YMCA, which is located about five minutes away from Temple's main campus. Working at the YMCA gave me my first real exposure to working with kids from urban communities.  My interactions with them allowed me to learn about their [...]

By |2020-04-07T00:42:22-04:00April 7th, 2020|Opinion|0 Comments

How do we Support Students Who Are At-Risk During COVID-19?

It's been my first week of teaching online and it’s been an interesting experience. In addition to being stressed out by having to quickly change all my lesson plans, and readjust my overall trajectory for the rest of the school year, I’ve been very anxious for my students. As a 25-year-old-year-old teacher, this has been [...]

By |2020-04-04T22:33:54-04:00April 6th, 2020|Instruction & Curriculum, Opinion|0 Comments

The Instructional Programs and Curriculum are Fatally Flawed

By Guest Writer: Jill Jackson Imagine this: You are a teacher who shows up to professional development at the beginning of the school year and are told that the district has chosen the new English Language Arts/Math/Science/Art/P.E. program after a year-long pilot.  (I use the word “pilot” very loosely because typically the curriculum pilots have [...]