Teacher Voices: Get in the Thanksgiving spirit

The classroom isn’t the only place where teachers make an impact. The articles I’m sharing today illustrate all the hard work many teachers are doing outside of the classroom to ensure all their students have a chance at achieving success.

Get in the Thanksgiving spirit: share at least one of the stories on Twitter to give these educators thanks for all of their work advocating for kids in their state!

1. You Don’t Know What You Got Til It’s Gone
Kentucky high school English teacher and Teacher Champion Kari Patrick describes the importance of using assessment data to help her reflect and drive instruction, and what happens when no data is available.

2. Helping Students and Families
Check out how teachers in these California elementary schools are going above and beyond—engaging parents and helping them better support their children in math at home.

3. Speaking Up to Help Students
Ohio educator Char Shryock shares how she shared her input on the state’s ESSA plan, and how important it is to get it right for students.