Book Yente

By Cherylann Schmidt, 7th/8th, Ewing, NJ:   Each year at back-to-school night, I share my goals for my students with their parents. My hope...

Authenticity Works

By Debra Schneider, District Literacy Lead and Librarian, Tracy, CA:   Students in the Senior Odyssey elective writing class were slowly building community, but...

Coming Full Circle

By Kirsten Foti, 7-8th Grade Reading and Writing, Arlington, TX:   After eleven years of teaching, I had the unique opportunity of having a...

Fragile X

By Amanda Brewer, Middle School Teacher, Denton, TX:   I teach in a suburban school with a mix of kids in it—racially diverse, high-income,...

A New Adventure

By Mindi Rench, 3rd Grade Teacher, Northbrook, IL:   This year I made a huge professional change. After twenty-two years in a middle school, I...