In her TED talk teacher Rita Pierson reminds educators what lies at the foundation of learning — the relationship between the teacher and the student. She says despite bad policies, bad school days, and difficult children, teachers are still champions for kids.
Have you ever read a book that spoke to you? It touched your heart. It left you changed. Who am I kidding? You're an English teacher. Of course you've had those kinds of reading experiences. But how do we create these experiences for our students, especially struggling students? Shared reading experiences can be a great way to strengthen student-teacher relationships.
It is a College Preparation Bulletin Board. It describes the paths students need to take to prepare to go to college; starting in freshman year. The original poster and bulletin board was done by Abby Hill, Peoria High School Senior.