D.C. Teacher Published in Rethinking Schools

We are pleased to announce that Ellen Royse, a teacher from our Stories from Our Classrooms social justice writing course, had her article published in the spring 2017 edition of the Rethinking Schools journal. The article, “‘I See Birds Everywhere I Go’: Engaging urban students in the natural world” begins as follows: I grew up in […]

Why I Teach: We Must Teach Children to Defend Themselves

At the February convening of the Stories from Our Classrooms writing course, teacher alumni Ellen Royse and Amy Rothschild and current participant Shayna Tivona shared how they used their teacher voices on behalf of democracy. Earlier this month, our friends and family across the country had trouble reaching their Senators to express their views on […]

Stories from Our Classrooms 2016

Join us for a Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration on June 11, 2017. Learn more and RSVP here. On Sunday, October 16, 2016, twenty D.C. area teachers gathered for the first session of Stories from our Classrooms 2016-2017, an annual course offered by Teaching for Change. The goals for this course are for teacher participants to […]

Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration

On June 12, 2016, Teaching for Change celebrated the work of the teachers from our inaugural Stories from Our Classrooms social justice teacher writing group. Every month on a Sunday, social justice teacher writers came together to write, reflect, and share. The event opened with teachers each reading one of the lines below to highlight […]

Natalie Hopkinson’s Wisdom About Writing

The buzz filled the room long after Natalie Hopkinson‘s talk with teachers about the writing process. Hopkinson was the featured guest presenter for the March session of Stories from Our Classrooms, a course for D.C. area social justice teachers who are writing for publication. Hopkinson, a talented writer who addresses issues of race, culture, and […]

Stories from Our Classrooms: Application

A writing course for D.C. area social justice teachers. D.C. area teachers have important stories to tell. The future well-being of our public schools depends on those stories being heard. This course is for D.C. area teachers who are eager to write about their own classrooms through a social justice lens.  One Sunday each month teachers meet to write and […]

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