NEW — “Whole Teachers Whole Students” podcast from HumanKind
A new NPR podcast looks at how educators are pioneering new approaches to healing and understanding the wake of national tragedies. It highlights the incredible and often overlooked work educators are doing everyday to cultivate students’ social and emotional coping skills, and it includes free resources for teachers. The free podcast is available from the Humankind public radio series.
NEW — GRLZradio is now hiring for Fall of 2019!
GRLZradio is looking for outstanding and committed young women ages 14-18 interested in radio broadcasting, blogging and Social Media/YouTube. Submit applications by October 11.
Census 2020 Back to School Resources
Created by the NALEO Education Fund, this toolkit is a helpful guide in supporting parents, educators, and advocates navigate the census.
ESL books available
Retired secondary ESL teacher Ruth Weinstein has crates of ESL materials ideal for new/beginning teachers or tutors, including text books and enrichment materials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org interested.
Retirement Party for Charles Sumner School educators: September 27
Fran Campbell, Charles Cole, Idalina Gomes, Awilda Molina and Lelia Snow have all officially retired! We are grateful for all of their work. Celebrate with them at The Common Market (97 Willard Street, Quincy) starting at 6:30pm.
Cost: $65.00 per person. Make checks payable to the Sumner Sunshine Fund, Attn: Briege O’Connell, 15 Basile St., Roslindale. RSVP by September 20.
NEW — Jane Elliott at the Strand Theatre: October 12
Legendary anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliott leads an engaging workshop at the Strand Theatre (543 Columbus Rd., Boston) from 4:00-8:00pm. Educators may bundle hours from this event with other thematically related learning opportunities and apply it towards licensure requirements. Register on Eventbrite. If you are interested in bringing your students, please contact Marimar at email@example.com.
We are very sad to share that Tiyanna Morris, paraprofessional at the Higginson Lewis, succumbed to her battle with cancer last week. She leaves behind four children who are currently BPS students, and her oldest daughter, a 24-year-old BPS grad, who is now assuming custody of her siblings. Please consider helping her family out and learning more. We send condolences to all of her family, friends and colleagues.