They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

We are about halfway through our residency, and I just finished my second Lead Teach; six full days of running our classroom on my own. It was exhausting and exhilarating and emotional, and I learned so much about myself and about my kids. On the first day, I started off by implementing a new morning greeting—an individual handshake, high five, or hug for each of my third graders. This wa...

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On the Road: LIVE from Chicago!

The Real – On the Road: LIVE from Chicago!

February 2, 2017 – Jeannie Mai travels to Chicago to play a fun game of Go Big or Go Home with Solorio Academy High School!...

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West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

JUF News – West Side school celebrates Herzl’s legacy

January 19, 2017 – Herzl School of Excellence Principal Tamara Davis has a dream; it's to see her students through four graduations: eighth grade, high school, college and graduate school. "We are the living legacy of both Theodore Herzl and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," Davis said. "We've got to ensure that we do the work that furthers their legacy." Built in 1915, the school was named in ho...

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Inspiring Words of Love and Justice

Inspiring Words of Love and Justice

This week, I got the chance to write and deliver personal notes to my students to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. This was a service project we did for our AmeriCorps program, but it was more of a pleasure for me than anything. I believe that it is extremely important to educate all youth about social justice and civil rights movements. Dr. King is not only an icon of the Af...

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