Family One Twelve

By: Evan Taylor There is an African proverb that states that, “a family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break”. In my classroom experience this past year, I found a family tie with my students and with my mentor. A relationship that is often talked about in books and theories,…

How To Keep A Teacher

By Casey Ulrich What are the reasons that teachers stay? Seriously.  I am curious.  Is it the summers?  Is it the feeling we find when a light bulb goes off for a student?  Is it the “maybe next year it’ll work” mentality? I don’t know if it is the case in other professions, but teachers…

MISS BETTY, BURROS & CAPEMAKERS

by: Evan Taylor Often times when we write and speak about teaching experiences or what served as the light to our path we forget the everyday people. As my student teaching drew to a close and as I now search for employment as an educator, I still reflect on an interaction I had last August…