Capturing the Spark is winding down. Here's the first post in a two-part farewell, looking back at my EdWeek Teacher blogging experience.

Events in Charlottesville reminds us once again that it is both a responsibility and a privilege to work with young people to confront and reduce the violence and racism in our society.

Teachers need to provide a multitude of positive stories about public education in order to advocate more effectively for an equitable system.

Reflections on the significance of myths, fables, stories, and 'once upon a time' in teaching.

As a high school teacher, I want to know what my students might encounter in college. Two professors offered me some reassuring examples.

Packing up an office leads to reflections on reading the role of books in shaping a career and a life.

We can't predict what meaning and value students will find in literature, especially when they have some choice in their reading.

High school students share insights regarding expressions of gratitude for their teachers.

Trends collide in a glimpse of the future: a robot-teacher generates its own resignation letter.

The national Day of Silence calls our attention to the challenges faced by LGBTQ members of our school communities.

The opinions expressed in Capturing the Spark: Energizing Teaching and Schools are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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