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Teachers Need Autonomy and Flexibility to Build Innovation in Classrooms

Teacher autonomy isn’t something that I see many people advocating for in conversations on equity in education. However, it’s definitely a topic that warrants more in depth conversation if we plan on reducing the numbers of teachers not just leaving classrooms but leaving the profession each year.  The teacher crisis was happening before COVID-19!  It’s important to state and restate…

Back to School, Back to Reality

The options for how children will attend school has been a heated debate in recent months at public school board meetings across the nation. Organizations such as the National Parents Union have participated in parent surveys to elevate parent voices in the conversations around how schools will reopen and provide educational opportunities for learning this school year.  See the parent…

The Recruitment of Teachers in the Teacher Shortage Isn’t the Issue, So What Is?

Teacher recruitment has become a major focus of school districts, universities, and educational organizations. However, I’m old school, and I believe what my grandfather told me. He said, “what you do to get them is what you’ll have to maintain to keep them.” As local school districts deal with the growing teacher shortage, how we are recruiting teachers has become…