Educators Rising: Start ‘Em While They’re Young

Hope Teague-Bowling, TU Director of Organizing, attended the Educators Rising Annual Conference where she got to see secondary students identified as potential future educators in action -- "While some adults complain about teens' obsession with fidget spinners and Snapchat, I’m here to tell you that our young people are far better than we are."

Click the title to read Hope's post for CSTP's Stories from School blog on why this conference made her feel hopeful about the future of teaching.

Stop Police from Killing People or Admit You Don't Care

Nate Gibbs-Bowling, TU Director of Government Relations, recently wrote on his personal blog A Teacher's Evolving Mind in response to the Castile verdict, the Lyles shooting, and apathy toward the plight of Black Americans.

Click the title to read Nate's take on how some "people on the internet, particularly certain white males, seem to be able to justify or explain away an incredible amount of violence of black bodies."

The Hook: A Blind Taste Test

Check out TU Member Alissa Farias' newest post for her blog La Profe Farias in which she gives us a peek into her high school Spanish classroom to share how she used a trip to the grocery store to create a hook for a Spanish food unit.

Click the title to learn how this resulted in "one of their favorite lessons as it included engaging factors for students, free food, competition and an element of suspense."

Creating Equity and Having Fun with GLAD

TU Member Cat Peterson gives us a glimpse into her classroom to show how she uses GLAD strategies to engage all learners in her high school physics class.

Students come into high school with below grade level literacy skills, have out-of-school commitments that keep them from being in the classroom, and many previously felt alienated in complex subject matter. All of this can make learning feel impossible to them. But this is where intentional planning and interactive lessons come in. 

Women of Color in Education Should Be the Norm

For her personal blog at An Educated Guess, TU Director of Organizing Hope Teague-Bowling reflects on the influence women of color had on her own upbringing and shares her reaction to a recent #EduColor chat that focused on women of color educators. 

Click on the title to learn why Hope describes this #EduColor chat as "one of the most important conversations I’ve joined--not because I actually had anything to say, but because I had everything to learn."