Summer of Learning and Summer of Fun

by Jodi Meier Almost all school employees, whether they are teachers, instructional assistants or administrators, begin to make plans for the summer break before spring break even arrives! We plan for trips, birthdays, conferences, summer school, and household projects.  Most educators are planners: calendars and ExCel spreadsheets […]

A Teacher’s Self-Care Guide

by Shannon Stone Passionate teachers pour themselves into their work, often at the cost of their own families. They give up Sunday night dinners in order to create engaging lesson plans. They are digging through Pinterest and engaging in Twitter Chats outside of the school day. They […]

A Homeless Man from Boston Taught Me A Lesson

A side note from the JCPSForward Bloggers:  Our regularly scheduled blogger is currently on an amazing vacation (we do not weep for her).  Below is an entry from the JCPSForward blog co-lead, Noah Klein. by Noah Klein @mrkleinsenglish Growing up, I was bullied.  At times it was […]