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Feb 7, 2019

Intent Versus Impact: The Power of Language

As the Chalkboard Project Director of Equity and Partnerships, I spend a lot of time engaged in conversations about how a teacher can change the course of a child’s life. In fact, the academic and emotional support a teacher provides can help a child discover their intellectual passion and determine their path. So how can a teacher build trusting relationships with ALL of their students so that ALL students have room to succeed? One way is to be intentional about language.

Jan 11, 2019

Interview with 2019 Oregon Teacher of the Year Keri Pilgrim Ricker

I recently sat down with Oregon's 2019 Teacher of the Year, Keri Pilgrim Ricker, who teaches in the Health Occupations CTE program at Churchill High School in Eugene. In this two-part blog series, Keri tells us about a professor that shifted her perspective on teaching, talks about how to help students feel safe the classroom so that they can show up as their whole selves, ready to learn, and shares why it’s so important to intentionally create space to recharge in a busy teaching schedule. I hope you enjoy getting to know Keri as much as I did!

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Student Success
  • Science
  • Quality Educators
Portrait of Janet Soto Rodriguez, Chalkboard Project's newest employee
Jan 3, 2019

Interview with Janet Soto Rodriguez

I recently sat down with our newest Chalkboard Project employee, Janet Soto Rodriguez, to talk about what inspires (spoiler alert, Selena) and excites her about her new role.

Hi Janet! Your job title is Policy and Innovation Director. Tell me more about the "innovation" portion of your job.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Statements
  • Student Success
  • Policy
Image of two members of Oregon Student Voice posing with Oregon Governor Brown
Jan 3, 2019

Oregon Student Voice: New Beginnings

In the past year Oregon Student Voice published 15 opinion pieces about education issues in Oregon, released our first comprehensive report on the state of Oregon schools from the student perspective and hosted 100+ students at a youth empowerment rally in Salem. These are impressive accomplishments, but the biggest challenge has just begun. After operating as an initiative of Chalkboard Project for two years, we are becoming an independent youth-led nonprofit.

  • Student Success

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