Lizzy Shoben

Guest Blogger

Peer leader, SchoolHouse Connection

Sarasota, Florida

Lizzy Shoben is a peer leader with SchoolHouse Connection, has an associate’s degree in social welfare and aspires to continue helping students who have experienced homelessness, she is also an aspiring novelist working on her first book. She is planning on continuing her education in 2018 and hopes to earn her bachelor’s degree in psychology and move on to work towards her MBA. She lives in Florida, spending as much time as she can on the beach with her husband and three dogs.

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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…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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