It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Don’t forget to celebrate the educators who go above and beyond to connect with students and make a positive impact in their lives. I know that there are a few special ones that I’ll be thanking this week. How about you? Any great stories you’d like to share?
The Teens Will Save UsMarch 16, 2018
Over the course of several years, this teacher has simulated a dictatorship in her classroom before teaching Orwell’s 1984. In previous years, students have always complied. This year they did not conform. Instead, they demonstrated critical thinking and were empowered to stand up to totalitarianism. Such a great read. Check it out here.
University of California president wants to offer guaranteed admission to qualified community college studentsMarch 13, 2018
“The move would expand a program currently in place at six of the nine undergraduate UC campuses — Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz — called Transfer Admissions Guarantee for students transferring from the state’s community colleges.” Read the article here.
Walkouts, Marches and the Desire to ‘Do Something’: What You Need to Know About Stoneman Douglas ActivismMarch 9, 2018
“Here’s what you need to know—and what you can do, no matter your situation.” A helpful article to read.