“Teachers build these relationships every day. They’re the people to champion this idea of how to teach and create the conditions of a classroom that allow students to flourish.” said Mik Love.
Jacqueline Valentine, a Empowered Teacher and Business Educator in Austell, Georgia is Ready to Share Her Story at RiseUp Atlanta 2023
“I’m not running an ‘attractive’ career tech program. I’m not the Cosmo Lab . . . I’m not a digital media lab . . . I’m not a construction lab that builds actual houses. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be as impactful.”
“All teachers say this,” said Andrew Corrao of Kansas City, Missouri, “but (my students) are the reason I wake up and come to school. They inspire me every day.”
A collective struggle among troubled
students reveals the immense power
in teachers’ hands
Medical cannabis is allowed in 36
states, but is being ‘legal’ really
enough to stop teachers from being
fired over it?
Walking into Raquel Solórzano’s classroom, it might look a little chaotic — but it’s organized chaos, with kids deeply engaged in the learning process.
School has long been rife with power structures. Recently we’ve come to discover that learning is done best when power is placed with the individual. Putting a belief in the individual – the teacher, the learner – ensures that ownership is felt in each role. But, unfortunately, structures and dynamics haven’t caught up with our knowledge yet.
It was the early days of remote learning. I was staring at a screen full of avatars, as not a single 12th grade student had their camera on. I was talking into the void, unsure if anyone was listening or learning. I missed their faces. I missed their jokes. I missed their interruptions, comments, questions and most of all, I missed the connection. On the screen, I couldn’t see the ah-ha faces or the looks of confusion. I couldn’t tell if they were drifting or most importantly, if they were okay. But then, I asked some big questions, and the magic was back.
The story of a small midwest town embracing education to tackle some big problems.