Education Issues

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Diversity In The Classroom

October 4, 2021

Growing up, I would always get so excited and happy when my teachers had books, images, or anything that featured someone who looked like me. I am half African American, a quarter Caucasian, and a quarter Filipina; I have what I would call caramel skin and curly dark brown hair. When I felt represented and…

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Practical Ways To Help Teachers This Year

September 5, 2021

As awareness of the current plight of teachers grows, you may find well-meaning offers of help (and we hope you do) flood your inbox. But it can be daunting to type out what you need when you’re just trying to stay afloat. So we made a list for you. Copy and share this with your…

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Technology For Teaching Music (Even When Singing Is Prohibited)

September 2, 2021

In March of 2020 when the pandemic hit, many teachers had to rapidly adjust the way that they were teaching. Most had to switch to online learning and present their content online in lieu of in-person instruction. This change was particularly drastic for music teachers, whose everyday teaching includes singing and many group games. All…

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Why Teachers Quit – It Isn’t Just About The Money

August 12, 2021

When you hear of a teacher who has decided to leave the profession, it’s easy to assume the reason was related to salary. Teacher pay has been a hot topic for decades as it has not seemed to keep pace with inflation over time,  but usually, pay is very low on a list of reasons…

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Time Management for Teachers

August 5, 2021

Chasing The Golden Snitch As a teacher, time is something you will often chase like the elusive golden snitch. In addition to, well, teaching, your profession includes a long list of administrative tasks; they aren’t kidding when they say it’s like spinning plates. Many days will fly by so quickly that your head may be…

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Teacher Perks

An Open Letter (We Wish We Could Send) To Parents

May 22, 2021

Dear Parents,    Please don’t read this letter and think “ingratitude.” We really do appreciate the donuts in the teacher’s lounge or the carefully orchestrated notes from students, expressing their thanks. These things are good and appreciated, and will fuel teachers to finish well and finish strong. Keep ‘em comin’.    There’s something else that…

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