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What Teaching Taught Me About Empathy

And then I did what some people might consider unprofessional: I opened up to them as well. I struggle with a variety of mental health conditions. Read...
Alexa Hope    |   11.13.18   |   SHARE
Minds
This support my gender-fluid child receives at school means so much to my family, but the ripple effects of what the children will learn will go far.

How A Teacher Is Helping Kids Accept My Gender-Fluid Child ​

This support my gender-fluid child receives at school means so much to my family, but the ripple effects of what the children will learn will go far. Read...
Anonymous    |   03.21.18   |   SHARE
Culture
At first, every time the quarry had a group scheduled, the same level of panic would hit all over again.

Real Teacher, Fake Dinosaur Quarry 

I walk out onto our fake dinosaur quarry, and watch in fear as a line of second graders get ready to witness my first time delivering the lesson. Read...
Jackie Sizemore    |   12.5.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
A story of friendship.

How A Muslim Mom & A Christian Retired Teacher Found Friendship Amidst Bigotry

This story of two strangers at a park reminds us of the value in human kindness and friendship. Friendship amidst bigotry. Read...
Shannon Day    |   12.1.17   |   SHARE
Voices
I for one will be adding an extra two apples to my shopping this week.

Genius Teacher Uses Apples To Explain Why Bullying Sucks

One Tamworth teacher is riding the mind blowing wave of ‘going viral’ after a post she shared on her Facebook page has over 140,000 shares, all Read...
Jacqui Porter of Mamamia    |   07.4.16   |   SHARE
Families
My mom has been an invaluable mentor — not just to me, but to many of my friends.

A Mother's Wisdom: Why Everyone Needs A Mentor And A Friend

Back in my early twenties, I struggled financially. But more so in that much-mocked Millennial quest of “finding myself,” I made a number of Read...
Jess Lahitou    |   06.24.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds
All these years later, my eyes still sting when I think about what she did for me...

My SHEro: The Teacher Who Pretended To Be My Mother For The Day

When I was in third grade, my parents got divorced. My mom went back to school full-time in the hopes of beginning a new career that would support us Read...
Jeanne Joe Perrone    |   03.16.16   |   SHARE
Voices

What It's Like To Be A Black Girl In Korea

When I first arrived to teach in Ulsan, South Korea, of February this year, I anticipated life being different. I knew that I was thrust into a Read...
Charmaine Griffin    |   05.13.15   |   SHARE
Culture