More to Teach than Math: Perseverance and a Growth Mindset

Program Director and EdCo Member, Amy Nystrand recently ‘’sat down” virtually with two Edco teachers, Ada Collins and Alyssa Niemiec. Ada is the Math Coach at Tusculum Elementary and Alyssa teaches 7th grade math and Integrated Math I at Meigs Middle School. Reading their stories is a reminder of how teaching goes well beyond academics. …

Hey, Non-Teachers, I Need You to Know, Teachers are Never “Off the Clock”!

In a recent series of interviews, Amy Nystrand, Program Director of the Educators’ Cooperative asked members, “What is one thing you wish non-teachers knew about teaching and teachers?” and without prompting, the overwhelming answer was that the work is never done.  Physically, emotionally, and intellectually we carry this profession with us everywhere we go, all …

Lift as You Climb

Program Director and EdCo Member, Amy Nystrand recently ‘’sat down” virtually with Edco teacher Nita Smith. Nita is the 5th through 8th grade piano, general music, and choral music teacher at Isaiah T. Creswell Middle School of the Arts. Listening to her 29 years of experience is a reminder of how far beyond just teaching …

What keeps you going on tough days? EdCo Teachers Reflect 

By Amanda Banik Teaching is tough.  Not only is the expectation that we are instructional experts, but also parents, social workers, counselors, nurses, and at times even referees.  You name it and we can likely add it to the list.  In a recent series of interviews, Amy Nystrand, Program Director of the Educators’ Cooperative asked …