Stepping Up for Schools – Educator voice key to successful school board races in Ohio
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | It’s been widely reported that teachers make up to 1500 decisions per day. One high school teacher offers a glimpse into what those many questions look like on a typical school day. Spoiler alert: it’s exhausting.
The OEA Advocacy and Organizing Institute has been postponed due to the approaching winter storm. OEA will be working in the next few weeks to reschedule the event. OEA is excited to announce that registration is live for the 2022 …
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Overview In 2019, the NEA created the Educator Voice Academies (EVAs) to help build an understanding of opportunities within ESSA and the power of lifting and amplifying educator voices for state and local affiliate members. This effort was led …
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I came home from the first day of kindergarten and never once changed course. I don’t have a Plan B, so this realization that I might not have it in me to finish a career in teaching is particularly stressful
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6 and it’s time once again to encourage people in communities across Ohio to show their gratitude for all the ways teachers, education support professionals, and all educators who work in our public schools make a difference in the lives of students. With so many OEA members seriously considering leaving the profession early and too few young people choosing education as a career, gratitude is not enough. Educators deserve SUPPORT and RESPECT.
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | For many years of my career, “you do what you gotta do,” meant doing whatever it took to get my job done. Now, it means doing whatever I have to do to take care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally, and not letting my job or the stress that comes with it overtake the rest of my life.
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | Many educators discuss the importance of voting with our students. But can we do more to alleviate their anxiety and fear of the unknown, to make them feel that their voice matters?
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | During the past few months, Ohio’s teachers have found ways to creatively teach every content area while being separated physically from our students.