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Category: Teacher Voice
I failed 9th grade algebra. I assumed that I needed a photographic memory, or maybe it was because I’m dyslexic. I definitely lacked the stealth necessary to cheat; classmates routinely lifted their shoulders to block my vision of their exams. I could never explain why I tested so poorly, but standardized tests weren’t interested in my excuses. The […]
After reading Marie Kondo’s book, a life-long learner explains the system she developed to tidy up her time and find joy.
This week, Betsy DeVos cleared another hurdle towards becoming the next education secretary of the United States. Ms. DeVos is a vocal supporter of school choice, most notably vouchers. She advocates for parents to be able to choose the best schools for their children, whether they’re traditional public schools, charters, or private schools. American Federation of […]
I wasn’t always the Fresh Professor. At one point, I was just another starving actor trying to make a living. But stories change over time, as do professional desires. This is Part Two of my story. Enjoy the ride. August 2000. Waltham, MA Her name was Maggie, and she was badass. I met her at Brandeis University, […]
I wasn’t always the Fresh Professor. At one point, I was just another starving actor, trying to make a living. But stories change over time, as do professional desires. This is Part One of my story. Enjoy the ride. January 1998: New York City I moved from Chicago to the Big Apple with a couple hundred dollars […]
“We cannot treat our students as ‘other people’s children’ (Delpit, 1995) — their pain is our pain… audacious hope demands that we reconnect to the collective by struggling alongside one another, sharing in the victories and the pain.” — Jeff Duncan-Andrade “Why; our backs are now against the wall. Listen all of y’all it’s a sabotage. Listen all of […]
Yesterday was not a good day. Xenophobia won in the U.K. The Supreme Court, by deciding nothing, exposed five million lives to fear, uncertainty, and instability. While his city still tries to heal, the police officer who drove the van where Freddie Gray’s spine was snapped can now wake up every morning without fear of […]
When I was thirteen, I met a person who would redefine what I expected from a teacher. And for this, I consider myself very fortunate. I have had many teachers who cared about me, but no one influenced me as much as Fernando Acosta. For context, I did secondary education in a brand-new school in […]
Happy Sunday Teachers! Here’s a roundup of every resource we shared over the past week. Tiny Tap is full of interactive lessons, games, stories and more for you to use in your classroom!! You can also create your own and share! History was just made with the decision to change the picture on the $20 to […]