Laura Solomon

Chapter Three: Let’s Fix This

Awareness of and solutions to the teacher shortage crisis are prolific in opinion pieces lately. The number of teachers ready to walk away from the profession are staggering and indicate an untenable future for public education. The solutions pitched hit a wide range of ideas – from self-care to administration reducing workload – but don’t …

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Chapter Two: Ramblings from an Overwhelmed, Frustrated, but Grateful New Teacher

Phase I: Excitement and Nervousness   “FFTs (effing first times): How hard it is to be new at things – from small things to global pandemics. When we have no relevant experience or expertise, the vulnerability, uncertainty, and fear of these firsts can be overwhelming. Yet, showing up and pushing ourselves past the awkward, learner …

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Ruminations on Becoming an Unwitting Algebra Teacher: Chapter One

This post is the first in a series by Edjacent Designer Laura Solomon. Laura is embarking on a self-authoring journey as a first-time classroom teacher. Although this is her first time leading a traditional classroom, Laura has extensive experience and training as a “nonteacher teacher” and has a clear sense of identity and purpose. Edjacent …

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What If …. School Was Filled With Wonder and Exploration Instead of Standards.

Laura SolomonParent, military spouse, aspiring educational innovatorBSIE – Georgia Institute of TechnologyMEd, Social Foundations – University of Virginia The internet is abuzz with theories and ideas.  Initially I was energized by reading and pondering everyone’s ideas of what the world, specifically in education, will look like post-pandemic But after days and weeks I started feeling …

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The Upside of Disruption in Our Lives

Laura Solomon Parent, military spouse, aspiring educational innovatorBSIE – Georgia Institute of TechnologyMEd, Social Foundations – University of Virginia I am writing this through the lens of a parent with a long history of loving systemic disruption.  Yes, disruption often comes with a negative side effect, but as an optimist I prefer to focus on …

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