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Guest Blog: The Power of the “Sneak Attack”

Guest Blog: The Power of the “Sneak Attack”

“Sneak attack!” Miguel screams as he hurdles himself towards me for the fifth time today. It’s only 8:10AM – exactly one hour since he entered my classroom – and I feel my ribs crack for what seems like the hundredth time this week. His six-year-old arms slid around my waste, tightening like an angry […]

May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
masthead_heather

Guest Blog: Never Give Up; Why I Teach at a Charter School

Guest Blog: Never Give Up; Why I Teach at a Charter School

“I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity, but I don’t think I would be the best fit for the position.”  

Humiliated, I tapped the text to my friend who’d convinced me to interview with one of the few charter schools in East Texas, UT Tyler University Academy, a STEM academy, known for its […]

May 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |
masthead_cameron

Guest Blog – My Journey to Teaching: On a Mission to Inspire

Guest Blog – My Journey to Teaching: On a Mission to Inspire

When I was in middle school, I was inspired by my math teacher, Mrs. Heinz. She noticed a special talent in me that she wanted to cultivate. I was good at calculations, so Mrs. Heinz scheduled time during the school day for me and a few others to work on advanced math. I loved […]

May 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |