Tag: #Education

What keeps you going on tough days? EdCo Teachers Reflect

By Amanda Banik Originally published on November 3, 2021 at educatorscooperative.com 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. Alyssa Niemiec, Chris Collins, and Luke Johnson […]

Make Mistakes, Learn Who You Are, and Be Silly!

Program Director and EdCo Member, Amy Nystrand recently ‘’sat down” virtually with three Edco teachers, Allison Hardy, Chris Collins, and Dave Harrison. Allison teaches Chemistry at Hillwood High School, Chris teaches Math at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet, and Dave teaches 4th Grade at Gower Elementary.  Listening to them speak is a quick reminder of the […]

Advice I’d Give Myself as a First Year Teacher: Part 2

In a recent series of interviews, Amy Nystrand, Program Director of the Educators’ Cooperative asked members, “What are three pieces of advice you’d give to yourself as a 1st year teacher?” and the responses were valuable reminders, no matter how long you’ve been in the profession!  Alyssa Niemiec, 7th Grade Math Teacher at Meigs Middle […]

Advice I’d Give Myself as a First Year Teacher: Part 1

In a recent series of interviews, Amy Nystrand, Program Director of the Educators’ Cooperative asked members, “What are three pieces of advice you’d give to yourself as a 1st year teacher?” and the responses were valuable reminders, no matter how long you’ve been in the profession!  Katie Douglas, Assistant Head of School and Pre-K Teacher […]

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. […]

Even in Alternative Educational Roles, the Teaching and Learning Never Stop

Program Director and EdCo Member, Amy Nystrand recently ‘’sat down” virtually with EdCo Member Mike Mitchell. Mike serves primarily as the Arts Director for Mt. Pleasant schools, as well as a resource for teachers across the county. Hearing Mike’s story is a quick reminder that the work of teaching and learning never stops, even after […]