Catherine Cushard

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Susick Elementary

Troy, Michigan

Catherine Cushard is an elementary school teacher at Susick Elementary in the Warren Consolidated School District in Troy, Michigan. She serves on the school improvement and district science committees, and participates in English Language Learner and English Language Arts professional development initiatives. Catherine is also a Michigan Educator Voice Fellow.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2015

My Kindergarteners Are Inspired, Not Stifled, by Common Core

It’s often said by critics that Common Core State Standards are too tough for our youngest learners, and that the…

By Catherine Cushard

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 26, 2021

We All Hate Professional Development, But Some of Y’all Need It

Teachers enjoy the summer break, too. However, depending on when school gets out, summer vacation may be winding down already. If that is the case…

By Andrew Pillow

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