Above and Beyond

Matt Cottone, a sixth-grade World Studies teacher at Van Hoosen Middle School in Rochester, has been selected as a 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. As a fellow, Cottone will spend a year in a peer learning network of 44 educators from across the country building their comprehension of issues of global significance and their…

Innovation

It’s not about perfection, and it doesn’t move in a straight line. But it’s what we do as educators—always developing new ways to reach and teach our students. Given the freedom to try a different approach, we learn what works and what doesn’t and constantly hone our practice to prepare the kids we serve to…

He Showed Me My Voice

[Editor’s Note: Asked to comment about her former teacher, Robert Lurie, for an article about him in MEA Voice magazine, Reilly wrote the following reply in response to the question how has Mr. Lurie influenced your life?] By Reilly Farr Waverly High School Class of 2019 Where do I even begin with this? I’ll start with a…