Chalkbeat’s new advice column, After the Bell, was conceived as a refuge for busy teachers.
We heard your calls for validation, support, and actionable advice. We launched this column as a space to share your teaching joys, frustrations, wins, challenges, questions, and everything in between.
While After the Bell aims to provide support year-round, we know that the start to a new school year brings its own unique challenges and questions. That’s why our columnist, Dr. Kem Smith, is joining us virtually on Wednesday, August 31 5:00-5:45 pm ET to answer your back-to-school questions live.
The conversation will feature Dr. Kem and Chalkbeat Reader Advisory Board member Janine Scott, and will be moderated by Gabi Birkner, features editor.
Dr. Kem is currently a 12th grade English teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, but she has taught everything from preschool to college during her two decades as an educator. She’s excited to share her tried and tested strategies for a successful back-to-school season with the After the Bell community.
Attendees who submit a question for Dr. Kem will be entered to win a back-to-school bundle of Chalkbeat items, including a tumbler, umbrella, pair of socks, and a t-shirt! Winners will be chosen and notified after the event.
Please register to save your virtual seat and send us your questions for Dr. Kem in advance. This event is free to attend, but any optional donations will go to support Chalkbeat’s nonprofit journalism and events like these.