Opportunity Culture multi-classroom leaders, blended-learning teachers, and elementary school subject specialists write a series of columns that appeared on RealClearEducation.com and then on The 74, and elsewhere.
These Opportunity Culture educators are eager to share what their jobs are like, the differences they make for students, and the lessons they’ve learned as they extend the reach of their great teaching to many more students.
These pioneering educators have been critical to refining the Opportunity Culture initiative and materials that support the creation of an Opportunity Culture, aimed at meeting our collective, ambitious goals to reach all students with excellent teaching consistently and provide outstanding career opportunities for teachers, too.
The best way to understand these new roles and models is to hear straight from those educators themselves. We encourage you to read their thoughts, because they are leading this work where it counts: in schools.
May 8, 2015: Opportunity Culture: A New Model for Education, by Public Impact Co-Directors Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel
May 15, 2015: An Opportunity for Change, by Multi-Classroom Leader Kristin Cubbage
June 15, 2015: Giving and Receiving Professional Development Every Day, by Multi-Classroom Leader Joe Ashby
July 15, 2015: 1 Teacher, 400 Scholars—and Loving It, by Multi-Classroom Leader Bobby Miles
August 17, 2015: Riding the Roller Coaster Together: Real Support for New Teachers, by Multi-Classroom Leader Karen Von Klahr
September 15, 2015: Teachers, It’s Time for Us to Say, ‘Show Me the Money‘, by Multi-Classroom Leader Romain Bertrand
October 15, 2015: Keep on Keeping on: Using Data to Keep Students Moving Forward, by Multi-Classroom Leader Maggie Vadala
November 16, 2015: A Win-Win Model for Students and Teachers, by Multi-Classroom Leader Danielle Bellar
December 15, 2016: When Top Students Drop: Why Even Good Schools Need to Grow, by Multi-Classroom Leader Amy Sparks
January 19, 2016: More Powerful Than a Department Chair, by Multi-Classroom Leader Erin Burns
February 17, 2016: Blending the Best: Better Learning for More Kids, by Blended-Learning Teacher Scott Nolt
March 15, 2016: Raising My Teacher Voice to Save My Job—and My Students’ Success, by Multi-Classroom Leader Karen Wolfson
April 20, 2016: Want Veteran Teachers to Learn New Things? Show Them Some Love, by Multi-Classroom Leader Sharon Archer
May 16, 2016: “What Is My Job, Anyway?” Teacher Hindsight From a Multi-Classroom Leader, by Multi-Classroom Leader Kristin Cubbage
September 20, 2016: My Unexpected Journey to Teacher Leadership, by Multi-Classroom Leader Kristen Duffy
October 18, 2016: Getting the Recipe Right for Teacher Leadership, by Multi-Classroom Leader Cyndal Brenneman
November 23, 2016: For Truly Personalized Learning, I Had to Try, Try Again, by Blended-Learning Teacher Lori Treiber
December 20, 2016: Teacher Collaboration Time That Students (Yes, Students) Love, by Multi-Classroom Leader Melissa Wilbert
January 20, 2017: A Teacher’s Smart Advice for Serving Students’ Emotional Needs, by Multi-Classroom Leader Gregory Lawson
February 15, 2017: Scheduled for Success, by Multi-Classroom Leader Frank Zaremba
March 15, 2017: Teachers in an Opportunity Culture: Well-Paid, Powerful, and Accountable, by Public Impact Co-Directors Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan C. Hassel
April 25, 2017: How to Extend the Reach of Great Teachers in Turnaround (or Any) Schools, by Multi-Classroom Leader Erin Burns
May 15, 2017: When Students Own Their Academic Results, They Transform Their Schools, by Multi-Classroom Leader Erin Williams
June 19, 2017: How My West Texas School Elevated Struggling Young Readers (and Their Teachers), by Multi-Classroom Leader Maina Cisneros
November 9, 2017: From Action Plan to Teacher of the Year — in One Year, by Multi-Classroom Leader Stacie Bunn
February 7, 2018: When Teachers Leave Midyear, Instructional Teacher-Leadership Keeps Classes Strong, by Multi-Classroom Leader Molly Whelan
February 23, 2018: Finding Inspiration Again Through Teacher Leadership, by Multi-Classroom Leader Candace Butler
May 23, 2018: Fostering Teaching Efficiency Through Teacher Leadership, by Expanded-Impact Teacher Tu Willingham
August 8, 2018: The Risks and Rewards of Using Blended Learning to Reach More Students, by Blended-Learning Teacher Elizabeth Annette Bartlett