For her library orientation with 9th graders, TU Director of Communications Mary Moser revisited her BreakoutEdu box activity. Her observation of students' interactions as they worked through their problem-solving reaffirmed her belief that "the more that we can have students collaborate with each other, practice working in a group, attempt creativity, the better our students will be". Mary's experience offers some great ideas for what educators can do to better encourage students' communication and reflective practices in group settings.Read More
Mary Moser, TU Director of Communications, shares how her participation in bargaining for McCleary money and communicating with her union members has helped her reconsider her 2018-19 communication plan with students, parents, and staff. Mary offers various methods and strategies to consider going into the new school year.Read More
Nate Bowling, TU Director of Government Relations, challenges us to show up for our communities as so many are being targeted, threatened, harmed, and attacked. "It's easy for us to get tunnel vision around our own issues. It would frankly be easier for me to stick to class size, teacher salaries, and school funding. But now more than ever, people who desire a more just and equitable society must show solidarity."Read More
In his latest blog post, TU Director of Government Relations Nate Bowling calls out the faulty reasoning of those who claim that the best approach to white supremacists is to ignore them - "The danger is real and I’m convinced the liberal weapons of choice, satire and longform essays, are insufficient to combat the 15-24 year old, YouTube self-radicalized, alt-right/Nazi horde about to break into the political mainstream. We need a new playbook and it has to include white liberals taking a risk and confronting white supremacists."Read More
TU Director of Communications Mary Moser reminds us that it's that time of year again - testing season. Over the years, Mary has shared many insights on how to tackle the logistics of state, district, and AP assessments (see links within), and now she's offering us the top 4 things we can focus on for our students' benefit.
Click the title to learn more about the steps we can take to help students feel successful and supported, even in the face of weeks of testing.Read More