Category: Education

  • For New Teachers – It’s Not Easy to Work Within Contract Hours

    For New Teachers – It’s Not Easy to Work Within Contract Hours

    Over the weekend, I was sent a podcast clip of a group of educators discussing tips they had for new teachers. I appreciated the nuanced approach to the tired argument that new teachers need to learn to work in their “contracted hours”. This is all too familiar. When I entered the classroom in 2015, veteran […]

  • For the English Teachers Who Struggle with Writing

    For the English Teachers Who Struggle with Writing

    My name is Patrick and I’m an English Language Arts teacher that is insecure about his writing. Am I out here by myself? I fell in love with writing in the fourth grade. Hyped up from my trip to Blockbuster, gathering all the movies I could hold in my small hands. I knew I was […]

  • Common Sense Podcast to release its 40th and final Episode

    Common Sense Podcast to release its 40th and final Episode

    To our loyal listeners and the rest of the world, At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, we set out on a mission to show the world that the experiences and voices of teachers mattered. And after several conversations, we took a leap of faith and launched Common Sense Podcast. Common Sense Podcast is […]

  • My Deciding Factor before Accepting my International Teaching Position

    I just accepted an international teaching position. A black boy from the East Side of 7 mile in Detroit, Michigan is packing his bags and going to teach elementary school in the Middle East. I’m the first in my family to attend and graduate a four year University. I was the first in my family […]

  • Thank U, My First Babies (Pt. 1)

    My first babies. There’s no replacing you. You were the most rebellious kids I’ve ever met. And I mean that in the best way. To be rebellious takes comprehension, speaking and listening skills, critical thinking and the list goes on and on. Your sheer bravery and courage to speak out against the injustices taking place in […]

  • Thank U, TFA

    I arrived to D.C. in the middle of June. Not long after I’d given my college graduation commencement speech, I packed my bags to take a leap on faith. I’d supposed to stay in Michigan and finish out the traditional route: move back home, complete my year-long student teaching, and obtain my Michigan certification. But it […]

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