TEACHER & FOUNDER, RON CLARK ACADEMY, ATLANTA, GA
Welcome to Roadtrip Nation's Teachers Community Hub—a community of teachers sharing stories and conversations about reconnecting to your purpose and power in education.
This year, teaching has never been more challenging, and teachers have never been more important. In the face of the very real challenges, what keeps you going? Why do you teach?
We brought together a group of teachers who are seeking their own answers to this question. To renew their purpose, they’re talking to inspiring educators who have persisted in this field by staying connected to their students, their communities, and their calling.
Meet seven teachers exploring their future in education—they’re early in their careers and seeking balance and reassurance as they support their students and find their place as educators.
Rachel Aguilar, Ninth Grade Biology Teacher, Los Angeles, CA
Ninth Grade Biology Teacher
Los Angeles, CA
Michael Morrell, High School Social Studies Teacher, Orem, UT
High School Social Studies Teacher
Jasmine Hobson, 11th Grade English Teacher, Hesperia, CA
11th Grade English Teacher
Nathan Castro, High School Computer Science & Math Teacher, Oakland, CA
High School Computer Science & Math Teacher
Sarah Luibel, Fifth & Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher, San Diego, CA
Fifth & Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher
San Diego, CA
As an educator, what keeps you going? Explore the answers these seven teachers found when they sat down for conversations about equity, adaptability, and purpose with the seasoned educators who inspire them most.
Introduce your students to career possibilities with the Roadtrip Nation Experience, an open-access online course designed for any learning environment. Students will complete five video-based lessons to discover their interests, explore related career paths and stories, and then interview someone who’s working in a career or industry that they’re curious about.
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Build trust and be human: Teachers share how they connect with students in the classroom
Video Collection: “What Teachers Can Do to Boost Students’ Motivation”
After the changes of this past year, how are educators feeling about their future in the field? In this special report, Education Week explores the many reasons teachers decide to stay in or leave the profession.
The stories and articles highlight the results of a nationally representative survey, administered by the EdWeek Research Center, that asked teachers about their career paths, the challenges and merits of the teaching profession, and the factors that can lead to—or prevent—burnout and attrition.
Stories and examples of what works to improve your connections to students.
Four ways to build relationships with your students all year long.
Explore resources from Public Impact's Opportunity Culture initiative.
Explore the Teaching Lab model for professional development, focused on head, heart, habits, and equity.
Apply for Emerging Leaders, a year-long job-embedded coaching and study program.
Teacher perspectives on accelerating learning, leadership, and innovation in the pandemic.
How Bronx Public Charter Schools supported their community through the pandemic.
TEACH.org's guide of everything you need to know about becoming a teacher.
Explore teaching programs at Alder Graduate School of Education.
Share why you became a teacher, and what you’ve learned along the way. Your insights and story could be the inspiration another teacher needs to keep going.