By Briana Clarke, 2016 Knowles Fellow, Knowles Teacher Initiative

Originally published in the Fall 2020 Issue of Kaleidoscope: Educators’ Voices and Perspectives by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

It is so easy to be inspired-and just as easy to be detoured by life. This is why it has taken me over…


By Percy Canales, Knowles Teacher Initiative and Katey Shirey, Knowles Senior Fellow, Knowles Teacher Initiative

Introduction

Having taught math for nine years, I (Percy) needed to find more in-depth and individualized professional development and decided to embark on a full-time master’s degree in mathematics education program. I wanted to know…


By Kit Golan, Knowles Senior Fellow, Knowles Teacher Initiative

Originally published in the Fall 2020 Issue of Kaleidoscope: Educators’ Voices and Perspectives by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

I’m a transgender man who transitioned back in college; as a visibly transgender man at that time, I had to constantly defend my…


By Heidi Park, Knowles Senior Fellow, Knowles Teacher Initiative

Originally published in the Fall 2020 Issue of Kaleidoscope: Educators’ Voices and Perspectives by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

I appreciated Matthew Sakow’s (2019) candid reflections on his attitude towards strikes and unions in his piece “ From ‘Strikes to ‘Collective Action’…


By Somaly Prak-Martins, Knowles Teacher Initiative

Originally published in the Fall 2020 Issue of Kaleidoscope: Educators’ Voices and Perspectives by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

As a person who has been in multiple roles in education (i.e., learner*, parent, teacher, administrator, district administrator, and now school designer), I have experienced, observed…


By Shira Helft, Knowles Senior Fellow, Knowles Teacher Initiative

Originally published in the Fall 2020 Issue of Kaleidoscope: Educators’ Voices and Perspectives by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

If you’ve met me at a conference, or on the Internet, or maybe even in passing on the street, I have probably talked…


By Kristin Germinario Mongelli — Knowles Senior Fellow

Originally published by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

The opinions expressed in this piece are solely my own, based on my own science and health background and experiences as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, and do not express the views or opinions…


By Kristin Germinario Mongelli — Knowles Senior Fellow

Originally published by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

The opinions expressed in this piece are solely my own, based on my own science and health background and experiences as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, and do not express the views or opinions…


By Kristin Germinario Mongelli — Knowles Senior Fellow

Originally published by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

In the first of this three-part blog post by Knowles Senior Fellow Kristin Germinario Mongelli, she shares her background and her stance on reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The opinions expressed in this piece…


By Lindsey Quinlisk, Knowles Senior Fellow, Knowles Teacher Initiative

Originally published in the Spring 2015 Issue of Kaleidoscope: Educators’ Voices and Perspectives by the Knowles Teacher Initiative

Introduction

I spent ten months in the rural village of Lyapona in Tanzania, East Africa. I was teaching English and mathematics to Forms one…

Knowles Teacher Initiative

The Knowles Teacher Initiative supports the efforts of high school mathematics and science teachers to improve education in their classrooms and beyond​.

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