In the last year of Covid-19, most teachers have learned vital life lessons about being resilient. And it hasn’t been easy. As soon as the dark clouds of the pandemic seemed to be lifting and we started to feel relieved, it was time to readjust to the fact that things weren’t improving as quickly as we hoped. Then – and we have all been through this time and time again – we needed to reach down deep into ourselves and find new ways to be patient. Read more
We recently wrote a post about educational programs that can help teachers hone their skills and add to their credentials over the coming summer months.
Today, we would like to widen our lens a little and explore still more opportunities for teachers to learn this summer. These programs can help you get energized and ready for your classroom to open again in the fall or 2021. And you’ll be happy to hear that most of the opportunities we list below are free. Read more
As we move toward spring, most teachers are forced to concede that the 2020-21 school year was the greatest challenge ever in their professional lives. First of all, it was a challenge to teach. And second, this year proved to be a daunting obstacle to career progress. Suddenly, the possibilities of career advancement seemed to fade away – whether that progress meant choosing a teaching specialty, becoming a school principal, becoming head of a department, or finding a job in a different school or school system. Read more
Black History Month is an opportunity to remind all Americans of the important role Black teachers have played since Reconstruction in empowering communities politically and socially. But today, it is particularly critical to convince more African Americans to join the profession. The U.S. faces a looming teacher crisis and:
- African Americans are an especially underutilized talent pool, making up 15% of students, but only 7% of teachers.
- African American high school students aspire to teach at only half the rate of Whites. (SRF Student Survey, Fall 2019)