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Part II: Teaching, post-Charlottesville

By Dan Greenburg, Sylvania Education Association As I plan my lessons for the start of a new school year, I hear student voices in the back of my head, asking “Why do we have to learn this?” I use that …

Part I: Teaching, post-Charlottesville

By Julie Rine, Minerva Education Association If we haven’t already, many of us will soon be giving a lecture about the importance of being respectful to others, following the rules, and being nice. We are going to discuss how name-calling …

Summer Break is no Vacation for Teachers

By Dan Greenberg, Sylvania Education Association It’s not a shock that, as a student, one of my favorite days of school was the last one of the year.  I remember the last day of my sophomore year, leaving school in …

Teachers as Parents: A Unique Perspective

By Tricia Ebner, Lake Local Education Association Some in our society dispute the adage that “It takes a village to raise a child.” As a public educator, I had some sense of what the saying means, but once I became …

In Appreciation of Colleagues

By Julie Rine, Minerva Education Association I’m not sure why I didn’t watch The West Wing when it originally aired, but thanks to the magic of Netflix, I can immerse myself in the politics of a kinder, gentler time. In …

Spring Break 2017: Where the Legislators Are

If I’m being completely honest, I was only half-joking when I asked friends to have bail money ready for Spring Break, and it wasn’t because I was going to relive my college spring breaks in Daytona Beach. I was attending …

Please Take This Brief Survey On High School Graduation Requirements

The current high school class of 2018 (this year’s juniors) are subject to new graduation requirements. Left unchanged, these new requirements could very well lead to a dramatic decrease in the high school graduation rate, especially in high poverty areas …

Gradual Gratitude – Emerging from Post-Election Trauma

I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t think. I hurt, all over. I couldn’t put two words together and the idea of ever being able to write about it seemed impossible. I eventually realized that what I am feeling is indeed grief. I am mourning the loss of the idealistic image I had of our country, of what it could have been, what it should have been, and I am reeling from the injustice of it all.

The elephant and donkey in the room

By Julie Rine, Minerva Local Education Association One of them is a football player for a small college, a former student of mine who sends me a Facebook message when he’s going to be home for a weekend to see …

We can use this election to inspire our students

Gina Daniels H.S. Social Studies Teacher Blacklick, Ohio Donald Trump proclaims that he is qualified to serve in the highest executive position in the land. But in this election season we have heard Trump refer to women as “fat pigs” …

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