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Power of Personal Connections

Math and Science Teacher, Ridgeview High School, Redmond Education Association Melissa Stolasz is the 2021 High Desert ESD Teacher of the Year Finalist and is eligible for the 2021 Oregon Teacher of the Year award. What has worked for me...

Finding Opportunities in Challenges

By Andrew Schaffer Integrated Media Teacher Sandy High School, Wy’East Education Association Editor’s Note: Andrew Schaffer and his program are the recipients of the 2020 OnPoint Community Builder award, a prize announced Tuesday, May 12. The program was awarded $2,000...

Work with Families for Better Outcomes

By Deb Bufton 2nd Grade Teacher, Wilkes Elementary School, Reynolds Education Association I teach 20 very squiggly, wiggly 7- and 8-year-old students and the thought of teaching them online was a bit disconcerting at first. Who would make sure they...

The Importance of Accessibility

By Shannon Othus-Gault Science Faculty, Chemeketa Community College, Chemeketa Faculty Association There are three life experiences that have made my transition to online learning extremely challenging. First, we had a family member pass away about two weeks into our transition...

Lead with Compassion

By Ian Maurer High School Math, Cleveland High School, Portland Association of Teachers We welcomed our first child into the world in January, and I had been on parental leave until April 16. I watched from afar as my school...