Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | It’s been widely reported that teachers make up to 1500 decisions per day. One high school teacher offers a glimpse into what those many questions look like on a typical school day. Spoiler alert: it’s exhausting.
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I came home from the first day of kindergarten and never once changed course. I don’t have a Plan B, so this realization that I might not have it in me to finish a career in teaching is particularly stressful
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | For many years of my career, “you do what you gotta do,” meant doing whatever it took to get my job done. Now, it means doing whatever I have to do to take care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally, and not letting my job or the stress that comes with it overtake the rest of my life.
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | Many educators discuss the importance of voting with our students. But can we do more to alleviate their anxiety and fear of the unknown, to make them feel that their voice matters?
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | During the past few months, Ohio’s teachers have found ways to creatively teach every content area while being separated physically from our students.
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | I’m a Type A teacher who thrives on planning. It’s difficult to plan when there are so many questions and so few answers. I can’t help but feel truly overwhelmed.
Guest Blog By Dan Heintz, Chardon LSD/OEA | Dan provided the following testimony to the Conference Committee on EdChoice Vouchers
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | Ohio’s taxpayers want our schools to produce flourishing young adults who will contribute in meaningful and healthy ways to our society, and they spend a lot of money to ensure that this happens.
This week, I have an important ask for feedback to help guide us in our efforts to design a plan for a better state report card system. I also have information to share regarding the 21 days we have left before the 2019 election as well as updates on how we’re preparing for 2020.
I’m excited to congratulate an OEA member who has been named the 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year, summarize the work of members who came to Columbus last week as part of our All Committee Weekend, and provide a heads-up to all of you on a couple of important surveys we’re conducting with members.