Stamping Out the Culture of Despair @brooklynbabymom ‏ Once, ages ago, a new principal took over in the school where I taught in the South Bronx. It was my second year teaching, and I entered into it with high hopes. My first year had been insanely difficult, as is the norm, and I […]

NGSS 3-Dimensional Wave Riding

by Chelsea Haynes @MrsHaynesSci   As I sat among fellow teachers at a KDE Through Course Task Analysis session, Dr. Stephen Pruitt popped in to speak with us.  He gave us this courageous charge: “Teachers, it’s time to take back your classrooms!” He later mentioned that the […]

The Hate You Give

by Aven Cook @AvenCook This summer I was able to read a young adult novel written by Angie Thomas titled The Hate U Give. I discovered it last school year when one of my freshman did a book talk on it as her independent reading project. My […]