Being a Graider helped Regan see how veteran teachers adapt to their students. “I am putting a lot of stuff into my own ‘mind palace’ to file away for teaching." Regan will be teaching with Teach for America in Charlotte this fall.
Carol Jago, a distinguished English teacher, author, and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, directly addresses a challenge faced by many teachers today …there is so much important work to do and so little time. Read on for her best survival tips from 32 years in the classroom.
We've had a seemingly endless list of projects to tackle at the Graide Network, but that's a good thing. Thanks to the team's ability to organize and prioritize tasks, we were able to accomplish a lot in the last half of 2016.
“Andrew is a KEEPER! He did an EXCELLENT job with the comments. He now holds the record for "BEST COMMENTS EVER" because they were so detailed and useful.” Learn more about Andrew Martin from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his helpful tips on how to be a superstar Graider (hint: preparation and clarification).
Sumaiya Qazi is a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in Teaching of English (Secondary Education) and pursuing additional endorsements to teach middle school and social studies. Learn how she consistently blows away teachers with her care for student learning and how her experience as a Graider helped her rock her edTPA portfolio.
Cas' middle school English and journalism teacher made a lasting impression on the type of teacher that they aspire to be – one that connects with students through playful nicknames and engaging in meaningful personal discussions. Cas faces a unique challenge in fulfilling this vision because they identify as non-binary.
"DonorsChoose.org is a crowdfunding platform for public education that connects citizen and corporate donors to public school classrooms throughout the country. The Graide Network is offering membership hours funded through DonorsChoose.org at a discounted rate."
"In addition to these tools, living the 'teacher life,' though not full out, was the most powerful tool STF gave me because it led me to the most important discovery I made as a Summer Teaching Fellow with Uncommon: discovering who I am as a teacher. Finding my teaching identity has been a journey, but this summer I understood the science of teaching and the art of teaching, and how the right combination of both can have incredible outcomes."
"Our mission is to provide high school students with the opportunity to develop professionalism and practice using their skills in real-world internships. We believe that gaining work experience will prepare students for life after graduation, give them an advantage in all application processes, and, most importantly, help them develop their passions and talents in a variety of sectors."
Why we love Doug Clark of Biola University: "Whenever you are giving feedback, be reflective, thoughtful, and sincere. Students will take your words to heart and learn from them. This is your chance to make a real impact.”
"The Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honors Societies, MASC/MAHS, is a state leadership organization that encourages middle and high school students to dwell in their personal leadership potential." We love it already! Learn more about their summer program and opportunities to get involved from all-star Graider, Meg Luther.