Garris Landon Stroud

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Greenville, Kentucky

Garris Landon Stroud is a graduate student and teacher from Greenville, Kentucky. He is a published author and poet whose works have appeared in publications such as Science Scope, the Kentucky English Bulletin and Curio Learning.

He has been invited to present research at conferences across the country, including the Association for Middle Level Education, National Science Teachers Association, and National Council of Teachers of English, and was recently invited to present at the 2018 GIMAR Conference in Tokyo.

Stroud was a 2016 Honors graduate of Murray State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education with Teacher Leader and ESL endorsements. He was recently named a 2017-2018 Kentucky State Teacher Fellow.

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Posted Nov. 16, 2017

Want to Close Achievement Gaps? Know Why They Exist in the First Place

There’s a sad reality in our education system today: Some students just don’t do as well as others. I realize…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Oct. 24, 2017

Banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Because It Makes You Uncomfortable Isn’t How You Learn

Biloxi, Mississippi, made news when its public school district pulled Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” from its eighth-grade…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Oct. 23, 2017

Kentucky’s Changing How Schools Are Judged and Here’s Why You Should Care

With the adoption of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the marquee educational law that Congress passed in 2015, Kentucky…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Oct. 13, 2017

What Teachers Can and Can’t Learn from ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Author J.D. Vance

In his provocative memoir “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” author J.D. Vance describes his…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Sep. 6, 2017

These Students Don’t Want ‘Saviors,’ They Want Effective Teachers

Until I had my first international experience, I didn’t have a race. Or at least, I didn’t know I did.…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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