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Dec 222021

Year in Review: Best of 2021

By |December 22nd, 2021|

As we approach winter break, we reflect on another challenging year for school communities. We also reflect on the work we have done to support those same communities. The following is a compilation of notable pieces of work authored or co-authored by members of the TransformEd team in 2021 - including a brand new release!

Nov 172021

Teacher Well-Being & Teaching Well

By |November 17th, 2021|

"Teaching is more stressful and challenging than ever. It is arguably one of the most stressful jobs in the country. With the ever-increasing workload, accountability policies, restrictions on how teachers are allowed to educate students, not to mention the overwhelm of navigating school during a pandemic, it's no wonder that currently, teacher stress is reported to be just as high as doctors and nurses. High-stress levels can lead to many negative consequences for health and well-being. Quality of life and teaching performance suffer as chronic stress leads to teacher burnout, job dissatisfaction, poor performance, and high turnover rates. At the end of the 2020–2021 school year, nearly 25% of teachers reported that they were likely to quit their jobs, increasing by almost 10% of teachers who said they were likely to leave before the pandemic. African American teachers were especially likely to quit teaching."

Oct 202021

‘Hispanic’ Heritage Month

By |October 20th, 2021|

"'Are you excited for Hispanic Heritage month?' someone asked. My overactive frontalis muscles must have engaged, because they seemed put off when I didn’t jump for joy. I went to the only other Latina in the school—the Spanish teacher—and asked, 'Que es y como van a celebrar Hispanic Heritage Month?' She explained that it was a month running from mid-September through October that had been designated to highlight the accomplishments of 'Hispanics' in the United States and that she would be throwing a fiesta. It felt insufficient, inadequate, and simplistic." In this month's blog post, our Director of Operations, Yalitza LaFontaine Delgado reflects on her relationship with Hispanic Heritage Month and the experiences that taught her what it actually entails. Follow along on the journey that led her to becoming an educator who centers the voices of those who have been silenced and marginalized. 

Sep 222021

Our Team Has Grown!

By |September 22nd, 2021|

Transforming Education’s essential antiracist whole child focus requires a team of knowledgeable, dedicated, student-centered individuals who can work with partners to shift systems and policies to better serve young people. We have grown our team with equity-minded professionals who have years of experience as thought leaders on key topics of whole child development and educational equity. Join us in welcoming Senior Partner dr. alicia nance, Lead Partner Bavu Blakes, and Lead Partner Sarah Stone!

Aug 182021

Welcome Dr. Max Margolius

By |August 18th, 2021|

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Max Margolius as TransformEd’s Director of Research & Learning. In this role, Max serves as a bridge between research and practice to ensure that all of our work is infused with and informed by research on whole child development and the science of learning.

Jul 212021

Critical Race Theory

By |July 21st, 2021|

Critical Race Theory Last week, I traveled by plane for the first time since February 2020 when the global health crisis was expanding. Now, we find ourselves facing more uncertainty with the rise in infections. As I reflect on this current reality, as an antiracist educator I am faced with the fact that we live in a country that is governed by laws, many of which were enacted to right the wrongs of the past, and our actions as citizens are guided by our freedom to choose and freedom to be. The laws that govern our country are subject to the shifts and changes of each generation. They are guided by the sociopolitical reality of the time, and are often enacted to meet the perceived needs of those with political power.

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