Daniela is a senior at Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and she has consistently received rave reviews from teachers and students for the quality and care of her work.
To be successful in the 21st century, students must be in the driver seat when it comes to their learning. To be the driver, students must internalize their learning goals and be aware of their progress. They must learn how to self-reflect on their work and ask their teacher for targeted feedback if they are going to graduate with the ability to solve problems creatively and also communicate their processes, challenges, and findings.
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."