Education Wednesday Thanksgiving Edition : 2 Thank You Letters to the Mentors and Teachers Who Changed My Life

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Thanksgiving is the time to show gratitude for the blessings in your life. As I think back on many wonderful educational experiences, I want to honor the mentors and educators who changed the course of my life. While many people played significant roles in my education, two stand out. In high school I worked hard […]

A Latina Newbie Teacher Makes the Case for Teaching

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“Those that can’t do, teach.” What does that even mean? The fact that this saying exists in our society is a problem in itself. I deferred my acceptance into law school to accept a job, through the organization Teach for America, as an elementary school teacher at one of the lowest performing schools in Tennessee. ¿Por qué? Because there is a desperate need for teachers in […]

When Singing Barney Songs is Mightier than Cartel Gunshots

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This video will make you tremble with fear, outrage, and sadness. Kindergarten teacher Martha Rivera Alanis captures on her cell phone how she calmed her students by singing Barney songs, as a gunfight raged near the school in Monterrey, Mexico’s industrial hub in the northern state of Nuevo León. Rivera Alanis sweetly instructs the kids […]