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Colbert, Kimberly – American Educator, 2016
This article describes how "Courageous Conversations" workshops have assisted teachers charged with training colleagues in how to talk about racism with students and with each other, and how to do something about it. Such professional development around equity issues often includes personal reflection and discussion with colleagues about…
Descriptors: Discipline, Racial Relations, Teacher Workshops, Faculty Development
Faber, Nick – American Educator, 2015
Professional educators--in the classroom, library, counseling center, or anywhere in between--share one overarching goal: ensuring all students receive the rich, well-rounded education they need to be productive, engaged citizens. This regular feature, explores the work of professional educators--their accomplishments and their challenges--so that…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship
Fought, Eric S. – American Educator, 2015
This article describes a group of dedicated educators who, in the midst of a constant barrage of attacks, dramatically changed the conversation. It is the story of a union that recognized that, in order to bring about the transformation necessary for the betterment of the entire community, its members needed to transform the way in which it…
Descriptors: Unions, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Collective Bargaining