Read Jennifer's essay about two teachers who taught her to love learning.
Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity for them to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Read Nancy's essay about how a classroom visitor helped her share a secret with her classmates.
Read Chiwon's essay about how her "Making It Real" class made her feel like a superhero in training.
Read Salma's essay about her experience as a Mexican American in an American English class, and how she gained the confidence to let her light shine.
Read Annabel's essay about why stories about transgender people should be included in the curriculum.
Curtis Acosta responds to the winners of the Spring 2015 "Learning That Matters" essay competition.
We received many powerful essays for the Spring 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Read Leah's essay about replacing worry with bravery.
Read Melanie's essay about how a person's worries can define them, for better or for worse.
Read Carolina's essay about how letting go of worry helped her deal with the effects of Vitiligo, an autoimmune disease affecting skin pigmentation.