What’s in a Name?

By: Dolisha Mitchell Have you ever really thought about how a name can define you?  Well, I have. I have always wondered why some names are considered unique and should be cherished as part of a culture, while others bring about discrimination and negative connotations such as “ghetto”. I can recall being in elementary school…

Tips for Student Teaching

By: Conor Pierson It’s that time of year again when education students across the country start the most intense semester of their college careers; yes, I am talking about student teaching. With this semester come many questions: Will I be good enough? Will my cooperating teacher like me? Will my kids like me? Did I…

Heart Work

By: Evan Taylor   heart: (n.) a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. In vertebrates there may be up to four chambers (as in humans), with two atria and two ventricles I planned to type out some long manifesto about new teaching practices and old…

Teacher Talk: Everyday Advice

by Dolisha Mitchell Always remember each day is a new day. We should avoid bringing negative thoughts or feelings from previous incidents into a new day. “Teachers are knowledgeable decision makers who take responsibility for their actions and its effects and for success and failures” – Regie Routman Always remember to lead by example. As…