“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.”
“Keep improving,” says Empowered’s Ken Chadwick, a former business executive and teacher. “Have students look forward and consider the possibilities ahead.”
“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.”
“Sometimes doubt creeps in your head. You have to put that aside and build your following.” – Clayton Barnett
“It’s the most profound thing I’ve seen in my life.” – Kenneth Nelson
A collective struggle among troubled
students reveals the immense power
in teachers’ hands
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.
Ten years, two districts, and two grade levels later, so much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same.