Jennifer Khadir

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Episode 22 – Mika Yamamoto

“I had this great mentor, a literacy mentor, and she was creating a lesson plan with me. We were doing a lesson plan to ‘Dream the Impossible Dream…” …

Education is a Feminist Issue

<i>By Mika Yamamoto</i><p><b>This blog post was prepared by</b> Mika Yamamoto <b>in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and</b> …

Cami Anderson: The Left-Right School Discipline Debate Misses the Point. We Need a Third Way

<i>Cami Anderson shares her thoughts on i</i><i>mproving school culture by systematically rethinking how teachers are trained and supported to how we report</i> …

Episode 21 – Cami Anderson

“I like to think of it as choice ready, which is to say I think every kid needs to graduate with very high levels of reading, writing, quantitative, …

Episode 20 – Mareike Hachemer

“I think as humans we tend to think of success as being self-made … and feelings of failure to be caused by someone else, maybe a bad teacher, and …

Episode 19 – João Couvaneiro

“Every kid has a smart phone in his pocket, most kids have iPads or tablets or devices like that, and with these mobile devices we can have access to …

7 Ways Politics Has Affected My Teaching

<b>We have to be activists!</b> <br>“We have to be activists,” reflects <b>Phil S. Quinlan</b>, 7th grade social studies teacher in Scottville, MI, as he chats about …

Episode 18 – Jackie Rodriguez-Vega

“I mostly teach Raza, I mostly teach Mexican youth,” says Jackie Rodriguez-Vega as she explores the effect of the current political climate on the …

Episode 17 – Estella Owoimaha-Church

“Find ways everyday to avoid the isolation,” reflects Estella Owoimaha-Church, a top 50 finalist for the 2017 Global Teacher Prize as she discusses …

Episode 16 – Louise Craig

“Veteran teachers mostly just know that this one aspect of their day is not going well and they’ve usually tried a few things and they just need …

Why “Subject to Change?”

<i>In early December I had the great privilege to have an intimate chat with Vanessa Donino about her experience teaching incarcerated youth. She</i> …

Episode 15 – Phil S. Quinlan

“We have to be activists,” reflects Phil S. Quinlan, 7th grade social studies teacher in Scottville, MI, as he discusses what he believes is the role …

Episode 14 -Daisy Dyer Duerr

“Educators saw things in me [and] I was able to achieve great things as a child. That was how I was able to get myself out of that cycle of poverty …

Q&A With My Teacher Mentor: Understanding Executive Functioning

At the beginning of my teaching journey I taught in a standard self-contained classroom. Over the past two years, I have had the fortune to join an …

Episode 13 – Bootsie Battle-Holt

“I hear of people all the time who made choices based on how they felt about themselves as math students,” shares Bootsie Battle-Holt as she explores …

Getting to the “Why” of Teaching!

I recently had a heartfelt conversation with a colleague about how hard teaching can be. We talked about the current state of political affairs …

Episode 12 – Bill Price

“Anybody in power can come and take away your life, they can take your wealth, they can take your freedom, but they can never take your education,” …

Episode 11 – Barry Turner

“One thing I do know as far as black males [in] this country, that is only 2% of the teaching population. And I question that, why? So to me, I feel …

5 Ways To Increase Parent Engagement In Your Classroom

<b>Understand Why Parent Communication is Essential</b><br>Don’t let it be an item on the checklist; make it a strategy for achieving your larger classroom …

Teaching

Episode 10 -Iain Lampert

“Initially I thought that the best teachers were able to create success stories out of any student, but it really does take two to tango,” says Iain …

Why Arts Education Should Not Be Ignored!

<i>“California College of the Arts educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design,</i> …

Episode 9 – Meredith Jacobs

“As an art teacher you’re a huge advocate for the arts in general – the arts lead to pretty much everything. We back up all of the other academic …

The Three H’s That Start My Student’s Morning Right!

Before figuring out any math equations, sharing whether or not the character in their book is a protagonist or antagonist the first question my …

Episode 8 – Edwina Lucero

“I see them survive through the inherit grit that they bring every day with them to the classroom – a skill I don’t need to teach them.”<p>Fast Facts …

12 Ways Teaching Has Affected My Thinking

<b>All my students will love me – but that doesn’t mean that they will do what I want them to do!</b><br>While some may love you more than others, most students …

Pedagogy

Chat With Teachers

…You’re an amazing teacher, Mel! You discuss so many important concepts for new teachers, especially being comfortable being yourself. I was so lucky …

Episode 7 – Connie Lam

“My teaching experience started with just struggle and absolutely being thrown into just chaos,” says Connie Lam, teacher of three years in Oakland, …

Want to be a Teacher? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

Teaching is something I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl I had a chalkboard in my room and would “teach” my …