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…

Teaching While White

Co-authored by Melissa Katz and Molly Tansey This past summer Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous published a piece entitled “All the White Teachers I Wish I Never Had.” In the piece, she discusses how during her early school years her entire world was Black, filled with family, friends and teachers who supported her academic…

Tips for New Substitutes at Secondary Level

By: Mike Bailey As we go through our college experience, we learn how to create the perfect lesson plan, we learn different theories that are involved with education, and we develop our own philosophies we want as teachers. There is one thing, especially with my school, that I wish was covered—how to be a successful…