Being Mindful of How we Begin our School Year

As the new school year approaches, educators from kindergarten through higher education (myself included) are in a transitional period that can be cause for both great excitement and a sense of dread.  These last few weeks before school are a time to re-think how we have done things in the past and create new plans and possibilities for our classrooms.…

Transformative Teacher Profile #4: Annie Huynh

One of my favorite teacher networks in Philadelphia is Need In Deed, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting teachers to develop service learning projects for their students. Transformative Teacher Annie Huynh is an active member of this organization, as well as several other teacher networks in Philly. When I published the first TTP, and asked…

Transformative Teacher Profile #1: Sam Reed III

In recent years, public school teachers have increasingly become the focus of criticism and blame by the media and politicians regarding school quality, re-directing our gaze from the true problems at hand in public schools (inequity, lack of funding, and lack of education-oriented leadership) and making the work of the teacher seem rote and impersonal.…