Chalk Talk

Thursday, August 1, 2019
During her fifth year teaching, Aisha Pervaiz’s mind started going blank. What Aisha didn't realize at the time was that she was just flat-out drained.
Monday, July 8, 2019
New York
Rachael is just one of a long line of teachers who have been asking to actually be prepared for the classroom.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Urgency of Diversifying our Teacher Workforce: High school social studies teacher MacArthur Cheek is reminded daily that his decision to become a teacher...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
When it comes to inequitable school funding, Monica Johnson has it right: "It needed to get fixed yesterday.”
Monday, April 1, 2019
New York
Had second-grade teacher Tianitha Alston never taught in a school with a strong union leader, she might never have realized the tremendous and powerful role...
Monday, March 4, 2019
Los Angeles
Have you ever thought about starting your own school? After 27 years of teaching, Laurie Walters and three of her peers went out and did it - they started a...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Exploring the power of diversity in the teacher workforce.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
For Boston teacher Theresa Thalhamer, school climate is about creating a space where students can freely express themselves knowing their teachers and...
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Aberdeen Rodriguez wanted more opportunities to grow in her career. Like many teachers though, she didn't want to leave the classroom in order to do it.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
New York
It didn’t take long in her career for Candra McKenzie to come to the brutal realization that all teachers must arrive at eventually: teaching is really, really...
Monday, October 1, 2018
For Dan Pugliese, a high school biology teacher in Boston, civic engagement is something he thinks about a lot, especially with such a consequential election...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
In her 10 years as a social worker and currently as the Behavioral Health Specialist for Chicago Public Schools, Tynisha Jointer has learned that there is no...