A podcast fueled by educators. Each month, School Me brings you advice from fellow educators, expert breakdowns of education trends and news, and the encouragement you need to give your students your very best each day.
Navigating Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws at School
Florida's anti-LGBTQ+ “Don’t Say Gay bill” has already started to have real-life effects on Florida's educators and students. On this episode, NEA’s general counsel, Alice O'Brien, explains the law, its implications for educators, and its ripple effects. Plus, we hear from Miller Lashbrook, a Florida teacher who’s had first-hand experience with the disruption this law can cause in schools.
How to Become a Teacher - Pt. 3 - My Path to the Classroom
Everyone's path to teaching looks a little different. Aspiring educator Dajsha Williams and first-year educator Dylan Toth share every step of their journey toward becoming a teacher, from their childhoods to their first day at the head of the classroom.
Educators and Elections
Election Day is rapidly approaching, and educators have a lot on the line this year. Amy Harrison, a special education teacher in her 23rd year of teaching in North Carolina, shares her experiences with getting involved in local and state politics and the tangible effects of educators fighting for their students in the political realm.
Supporting Student Advocacy With Rahaf Othman
Rahaf Othman is an Illinois high school history teacher with 26 years of experience, who has a passion for helping her students make their voices heard. On this episode, she shares the stories of her students’ activism during the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and over the years, and how their passions have changed not only their school but the surrounding community.
How to Win With Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy
Collective bargaining and member advocacy empower us to fight for enhancements to student learning and educator working conditions–which in turn benefits our schools and communities as a whole. To help demystify the concept of collective bargaining, we're bringing 3 guests on the show to break down the various tools members have at their disposal to win on the issues that matter most.
Representation matters with author Wendy Shang
Wendy Shang is the author of numerous books for youth featuring Chinese-American characters, including most recently, THE SECRET BATTLE OF EVAN PAO, which is Read Across America's September 2022 pick for middle-grade readers. In this episode, she discusses why representation in children's literature is so impactful, and how her own childhood inspires her as an author today.
What I wish I knew
I could have used this years ago. This is so easy to listen to during my train ride.
Fantastic discussions with inspiring educators. I love the real life stories and I'm learning so much!