This year has been tumultuous and eventful and I know our students and children are taking notice. I developed the My Voice program two years ago to teach students about activism and how to use their voice effectively (learn more about the program here). Now, more than ever I feel like these lessons are necessary. … Continue reading Virtual Class Offering!
I originally planned on this post sharing some exciting news for my program... Clearly, plans change! Coronavirus is throwing EVERYTHING off and although I haven't received official word from my venue about our camp I am almost certain it will have to be postponed (or perhaps, re-imagined?). Although that makes me incredibly sad I understand … Continue reading Plans Change!
Or both? That is the question. As I started my program, my mind initially went to student activism. I think I led with this because in my mind it is so important to let student voices be heard on all topics. I loved the topics that naturally came out from my first year working with … Continue reading Student Activism or Student Voice?
Hello there! As an educator in a new position & new school this year has been off to a busy start. Luckily I have made time and had the amazing opportunity to participate in something called the Teacherpreneur Accelerator. It gives previous Teacherpreneur participants the chance to pitch again and receive additional funds to scale … Continue reading What’s new with My Voice
I want to take some time to explain where the idea behind My Voice started. I attended a training with TEA (Tennessee Education Association) last summer. While I was there I met Jessyca Mathews, an amazing teacher who shared about an activism course she conducted with high schoolers. I loved how the course allowed students … Continue reading Why activism?
Friday May 17th was our Student Showcase at East Brainerd Elementary. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the great work the students had done! We talked about the program, gave students award certificates and then students were able to showcase their individual causes with their display boards. I am so proud of their displays … Continue reading Student Showcase
We collected items for a local homeless shelter and animal shelter in our city over the past week. There were probably at least 5 students who chose to focus on homelessness for their individual projects so it obviously resonated with a lot of the group. With only 6 days to collect I want sure how … Continue reading Food drive success!
I cannot believe we had our last meeting this past Thursday! It was such a great experience working with these kids. Our last meeting seemed to fly by. The students completed a survey of the program. I really appreciate their honest feedback. We also reflected on their learning and growth. Then we talked about our … Continue reading Our final meeting
We had our 7th meeting this past Thursday. Students finished presenting their individual projects and providing feedback to each other. I was tempted to show photos but I want you to see their hard work at the Student Showcase! Next we discussed our group cause. At our 6th meeting students had voted suicide as their … Continue reading Deciding on Our Group Cause
Students have continued to work hard as they progress through the program. The first portion of our 5th meeting was spent teaching students how to use Google Slides and prepare a presentation. Many of them have had experience with it in class but a few weren't as familiar. The remainder of the meeting was spent … Continue reading The work continues