Our Five Favorite Supporting Organizations:
DonorsChoose.org makes it easy to help classrooms in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests which range from pencils for poetry to microscopes for mitochondria.
A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools
Education Nation is NBC News’ year-round initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America.
“Waiting for Superman” is a transformative documentary by Davis Guggenheim that observes high performing schools and identifies how they are able to meet the needs of all children and prepare them for college. The film gives an intimate portrait of some of the most successful charter schools in the U.S. and the families who yearn for their child to attend them. The “Waiting for Superman” website has provoked a movement towards demanding better schools for our students and offers pathways to make this possible. Watch the film. Visit the site. Join the movement.
City Year partners with public schools. We provide the extra people power to help schools implement intervention research shows to be effective, for the right students at the right times.
“What We Believe”
We are a group of teachers who believe that teaching is a noble profession.
Our primary focus is on our students, their learning, our personal reflection and the refinement of our skills.
We recognize every child’s ability to make extraordinary learning gains and advocate for their right to a high quality education, regardless of their gender, race, family culture, or socioeconomic status.
We will teach each child in a positive and constructive learning environment, and recognize that developing their character is the precursor to a balanced learning community and academic achievement.
We recognize our potential to impact and transform our students’ lives when our heart is in the right place and our strategies and instruction are succinct.
We think positively, focus on finding solutions, and complete tasks without drama.
We believe in working smarter by thinking smarter, sharing resources, ideas and a collective higher vision for what is possible for our students.
We recognize that teachers, students, parents, administration, and community members are all a part of the collective solution to each child’s success. Therefore we remain modest and cooperative through collaboration.
We will work to recognize our team players with gratitude and foster a climate of cooperation, productive problem solving, and proactive planning for success.
Whereas we love recognition, we realize that is not our purpose for teaching. We are here for the kids and not the accolades. Recognition is found in our students’ accomplishments.
We strive to find balance between our school and home lives. We recognize that finding this balance will allow us to stay in our positions where we can continue to make a positive impact.
We share a positive vision and strategies that transform our students’ lives, and in turn, our lives as empowered educators.