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The need to feel a sense of belonging is intense for students of all grade levels. Not only is your role as a teacher important in helping students...
Georgia Everett 
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Georgia Everett has taught for 13 years in Indiana and has been a member of AFT Indiana for nine years. Beginning in 2012, she participated with a...
José Luis Vilson 
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Educators love José Luis Vilson’s insight. Catch his free webinar on April 7 . We don’t have to choose between the testing / Common Core State...
José Luis Vilson 
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Educators love José Luis Vilson’s insight. Watch his free webinar . I’ve now taught almost 11 years, starting in the throes of overtesting and...
José Luis Vilson 
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Add a little sugar, honeysuckle and A great big expression of happiness Boy, you couldn’t miss with a dozen roses Such would astound you The joy of...
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This week, the Treasury Department announced that famed abolitionist and Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew...
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As a new member of the American Federation of Teachers staff as well as an African American Woman and an ordained minister of the American AME Church...
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It just so happens that I eat lunch with a circle of women who are almost all special education teachers; two of them are my teaching partners...
Amber Chandler 
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Originally posted on Getting Smart Like an infomercial for summer reading, I walked dutifully into the Barnes & Noble flanked on one side by my...
Students ready to start the new school year.
Amber Chandler 
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New School Year: Reflections from the Past As the school year winds down, and I reflect on the year, the high point was definitely my students’...