Teachers in public schools in America face tremendous challenges and obstacles. And the work can be lonely and isolating at times as most of us are confined to our classrooms throughout the day. Finding ways to connect with like-minded adults who are also doing the divine work of educating today's youth requires a bit of out of the box thinking. Here's my take.
When educators talk about culture in their classrooms, what exactly does that mean? How does culture impact the learning environment? Has "classroom culture" become another buzz-phrase in the teacher world, just another thing to put on a teacher's to-do list? Over the past eight years, I've taught in classrooms filled with students who had at … Continue reading Classroom Culture and Why It Matters