After four years of highs and lows, Marilyn Rhames is ending her award-winning Education Week Teacher blog.
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July 28, 2015
July 16, 2015
After a small but loud group of white teachers pushback against my Ed Week op-ed about race in education, I felt compelled to follow-up with another post that doubles down while also apologizes (but only just a little).
June 11, 2015
A painful episode on a campground's high ropes course turns out be a surprising teachable moment for blogger Marilyn Anderson Rhames and her students.
March 26, 2015
I never fully internalized the power of the phrase a "sense of urgency" in education until I needed other people to have it for my 8-year-old daughter and it seemed really hard to find.
February 04, 2015
Guest blogger and Bronx teacher Mark Anderson taught an in-depth unit on racial segregation and had to grapple with surprising feedback from his students of color.
November 04, 2014
When a simple traffic violation lands an upstanding teacher on her way to a prayer meeting in handcuffs, maybe there's a problem with the way we do policing in low-income Black communities.
August 04, 2014
My famous friend, TV producer Paula Yoo, helped me revolutionize my writing instruction. Every teacher needs a friend who inspires him to keep dreaming, keep pushing, and keep evolving into a force that will one day flip the field of education right side up.
July 11, 2014
After finally lashing back at an insolent parent, I realize why its important for me, the teacher, to apologize first—and never go there again.
June 04, 2014
A great lesson in my boys club goes terribly wrong. This is what I learned and what I hope the boys learned, too.
May 07, 2014
After just two weeks, Nine out of the ten students in my Warriors Boys Book Club are achieving new-found success. Rewards, footage of Kevin Durant, and a book about middle school students torturing their teacher are yielding strong results.