How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs.
Salvador Quijada credits his high school math teacher with his desire to be a mathematician. Now, he hopes to inspire the next generation.
Over the years, David Snowden has paid for tutors, therapy dogs, digital equipment, and more
In middle school, Elías Cruz joined a track team started by his English teacher. Now he’s a middle school English teacher who started a track team.
Maureen Delgado leads a diverse neighborhood school, where 45 different languages are spoken. She’s being featured on public transit for her work creating a welcoming school environment.
Three years ago, Meredith Bryant was working in marketing. Now she’s helping students build their own businesses.
Anna Mayotte, a fifth grade English teacher at Gardner Elementary School, shares how she improves and promotes literacy in her classroom.
This ENL teacher wants her students to feel comfortable sharing their stories and identities.
Crystal Johnson, an AP English teacher affectionately known as Miss CJ, was recently named a 2023 Educator of Excellence.
Bronx teacher Janina Jarnich, a 26-year veteran of the city’s public schools, explains what it’s like to use EL Education.
Karen Howell-Toomer, principal of Universal Vare Charter School, said she hopes the temporary building will be like a “boutique” for students.
Leah Williamson, a school social worker, said her students don’t “come from white picket fences, unicorns, and glitter, and do not want to be treated as [if] they do.”
“Each student has passion and curiosity inside them and I am so honored whenever I can play a small part in igniting these things,” said Matt Vriesman, who teaches at East Kentwood High School.
Indiana literacy coach Mika Frame says phonics is her favorite lesson to teach.
Canning salsa and weighing steers feature in Christy Herr’s classroom.
Juanita Greene says she’s proud of the recognition ‘after all these years.’
Eva Padilla said her queerness is not the main feature of the classroom — it’s an organic part of it. She spoke with Chalkbeat about her passion for history and how her own educational experience shapes her as a teacher today.
Michigan Teacher of the Year Candice Jackson was inspired to enter the teaching profession after she taught basic accounting lessons to children in the community.
Larisa Bukalov, a math teacher at Bayside High School in Queens, began working with educators in her native country of Ukraine after Russia invaded the country.
The two Teachers of the Year can choose to compete in the statewide Teacher of the Year competition run by the Indiana Department of Education.
Nikia Garland has applied for several grants to enhance the learning experience of her students. Her latest fellowship will bring her to Norway.