Small Moments of Joy: Can They Keep Teachers in the Classroom?
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
Doing Whatever It Takes: A Changed Perspective
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.
To Vote or Not to Vote: Why Educators Need to Do More Than Help Students Register to Vote
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?
‘A’ is for Advocacy – Why We Must All Become Activist Educators
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.
Taking Comfort in What We Know: Surviving as a Type A Teacher in Times of Uncertainty
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | I’m a Type A teacher who thrives on planning. It’s difficult to plan when there are so many questions and so few answers. I can’t help but feel truly overwhelmed.
Why Ohio’s Report Card System Is Failing to Make the Grade
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | Ohio’s taxpayers want our schools to produce flourishing young adults who will contribute in meaningful and healthy ways to our society, and they spend a lot of money to ensure that this happens.
Dear So-called Average Teacher
Guest Blog By Julie Holderbaum, Minerva EA/OEA | Now that summer is here and you have time to breathe and reflect on the school year that just ended, maybe you’re feeling that your year was just, well, average. We don’t always see, in immediate hindsight, the seeds that we have planted and the impact that we have had…
By Ty Tatman (Zane Trace EA) OEA Director | The average educator’s salary is below the living wage in more than half of America. As the burdens of the education profession grow larger and larger, it’s not fair to see educators having to work even more outside the classroom!
Support Ohio’s Educators and Students Act
Dear OEA Member, I hope that you are enjoying this year’s Summer Leadership Academy. I want to also thank you for your commitment to OEA, your local association, colleagues, and the students you serve. Because of your leadership, we will …
Like most educators, education support professionals face various career specific issues throughout their work day. We have identified some of the primary issues impacting support professionals and have provided tips on how to become an ESP advocate.