When it comes to decreasing the dropout rate, some kids just need a hefty dose of "Mama."
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September 09, 2014
August 20, 2014
What could cause a teacher who was in love with the profession quit in the prime of her career?
June 04, 2014
A great lesson in my boys club goes terrible wrong. This is what I learned and what I hope the boys learned, too.
May 21, 2014
If Brown was supposed to desegregate schools, why didn't I ever get to see the benefit? Two words: white flight.
April 16, 2014
During my maternity leave from mid-November to early March, Virginia Cutshall served as my substitute teacher. I asked her write an honest depiction of her experience in a guest blog post.
March 05, 2014
My first day back at school after a three-month maternity leave revealed just how much I had forgotten about teaching.
January 06, 2014
Yes, teachers deserve a seat at the table when systematic reforms are being decided, but the vacuum of teacher voice isn't just in City Hall, the state capitol building, or in the U.S. Department of Education. The true power of teacher voice is local. It's in our schools. If we feel powerless to change our local schools, how will our voices ever effectively reach Washington? (See TEDx Talk video)
December 11, 2013
Any efforts to improve and transform public education, like the Common CoreState Standards, will not succeed if we do not engage teachers as the experts and leaders in the process. We need an "Education Spring," in which teachers rise up and take control of the leadership of their profession. Thanks to emerging national teacher voice organizations, we may be on the verge of an exciting new chapter in education reform.
November 13, 2013
Educators need to think twice about the way we classify parents unto the "good" and "bad" categories. Every parent should be seen as a work in progress, just as we are, as well as our students. Schools have to put systems in place to provide quality supports to all the various constituents of the school community.
October 09, 2013
It's my birthday today, and I am grateful to be alive and to be carrying a life. At this time last year, my dad left a message on my cell phone in which he sang "Happy Birthday" and recited a little silly poem in my honor. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I didn't call him back right away becaus...