Teacher exploration course leads to lessons in diversity and community building

(Adapted from speech) This past fall I took the Exploring the Teaching Profession Course. I took this class because I was considering becoming a teacher. In this class we learned about the importance of establishing positive relationships with students and how to build community in the classroom.From this class I had the opportunity to go

Ashanti Branch

Ashanti Branch wasn’t originally going to be a teacher. He studied Civil Engineering in college and went on to become a construction project manager. Goals changed, however, when Branch began tutoring struggling students. He found an untapped passion for education and changed careers, becoming a math teacher instead. In his first year of teaching, he

Jesus Ramirez

Jesus Ramirez recounts a victory story about one of his students while he was a teacher at Minnesota Transitions Charter Schools… A student and gang member whose nick name is Lalo, was part of a group of students taken to Denver for a MEChA summit where he and other students were going to show that

The power of literature and a great teacher make all the difference

Ms. Sexton, a Minneapolis Public Schools legacy, is unquestionably one of the best teachers that I have ever had. She introduced me to Shakespeare, Whitman, T.S. Eliot, and Chinua Achebe, but more importantly, she connected with her students, put “honor before grades” above all else, and fostered a love of learning that transcended the classroom.