Teacher-Moms: The Personal (Female Leaders Response, Part 2)

One day in my early years of teaching I overheard a couple of young men in my 11th grade American Studies course talking about another student’s mother. “She has an MBA from Harvard and she’s, she’s, . . . just a Mom!” The contempt reverberating through his statement stunned me. I had just come back … More Teacher-Moms: The Personal (Female Leaders Response, Part 2)

“The personal is political”: Questions to Extend the Conversation on Female Leaders (Part 1)

So I wonder; where are all of the female educational leaders?… Are there enough opportunities out there for them? Are we holding ourselves back or is it a societal thing where conference committees, editors, and other people with opportunities tend to gravitate toward males rather than females because there is an assumption that women don’t … More “The personal is political”: Questions to Extend the Conversation on Female Leaders (Part 1)

IOU (& IO me)

Nikki Robertson (@NikkiDRobertson) always cries when she tells the story of her own connected #edujourney. It is a coming of age tale of sorts, and I suspect it will resonate with many teachers. After over two decades as a teacher-librarian, Nikki was going through the motions, “going to work and pulling in a paycheck” while … More IOU (& IO me)