Tag: Educators

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Let’s get the facts straight on public school funding

Guest Blog By Scott DiMauro, OEA President | Ohio’s lawmakers need to focus on providing the supports and resources our students need to succeed in a 21st century economy, because in Ohio, public education matters.

Vote NO in August - One Person, One Vote
Fear and Power: What Really Drives Issue 1

Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | Issue 1 ends majority rule in Ohio and takes away citizen’s right to decide what happens here by undermining the sacred principle of ‘one person, one vote.’

A Teacher’s Brain Following Yet Another School Shooting…and Yet Another Misguided Response by Legislators

Ohio Teacher Julie Holderbaum shares more questions whirling around in a teacher’s brain…this time following a school shooting and recent legislation passed in light of it.

A Typical Teacher’s Brain in an American Public High School on Any Given Day

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.

Small Moments of Joy: Can They Keep Teachers in the Classroom?

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

Doing Whatever It Takes: A Changed Perspective

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.

To Vote or Not to Vote: Why Educators Need to Do More Than Help Students Register to Vote

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?

‘A’ is for Advocacy – Why We Must All Become Activist Educators

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.