Teaching in Atlanta

Opinion: The Purpose and Responsibility of Protesting in Atlanta

We stage sit-ins and we plant trees. We form petitions and we write letters. We mobilize and we strategize and we move our nation forward, together. This is the power and the purpose of protesting and let this not be…

With the Risk of 275,000+ Teacher Being Laid Off, Council of Greater City Schools Urges Congress to Act

In an unprecedented move, the Council of the Greater City schools drafted asking Congress for emergency funding of $200+ billion for the upcoming school year. Without this aid, the group says that an estimated 275,000 teachers may lose their jobs….

State Superintendent Woods Urges Compassion Over Compliance

This morning State School Superintendent Richard Woods urged us to choose compassion over compliance in a message to Georgia parents and stakeholders. The correspondence started by praising Georgia’s teachers, educational leaders, parents, and students by them doing a remarkable job…

Buford City Schools Implements New Grading System

Starting March 30th, Buford City Schools will implement a new grading system for the remainder of school closure (through April 27) for grades 1-8. The goal of this new grading system is to provide low impact grades for all students…

Remote Learning: Is This How it’s Supposed to Be?

Whew. What a crazy time we’re in. With the nation shutting down over COVID-19, schools have transitioned to online/remote learning. As a result of this announcement, teachers were forced to take their weekends to plan for online instruction to begin…

We Need Teachers: The Case of Mass Vacancies

The 2018-2019 school year is over and we are well into summertime. Classrooms are packed, students are enjoying their favorite summer activities, and teachers are (hopefully) in recovery mode. Administrators are looking towards the next school year, reflecting on data…

Spring is Here: Teachers, Take Care of Yourself.

The weather is warming up. The trees are blooming. The days are longer. Spring is in full effect. Most school districts here in Georgia are gearing up for Spring Break in the next week or so. If you’re not in…

My Experience with PTSD as an Educator in Atlanta

As an Army wife, it feels strange writing about my own experience with PTSD. I do not take the experiences of veterans who have suffered from PTSD lightly. But the reality is that PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is more…