Elissa Good Smith

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Lyndonville Central School

Medina, New York

Elissa Good Smith teaches Spanish, communication and coordinates AVID at Lyndonville Central School. She is a doctoral candidate at Niagara University, and a New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves.

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Posted Feb. 12, 2016

It Wasn’t Until I Got Laid Off That I Realized How Much I Loved Teaching

There are teachers who command a room. There are those who make teaching look easy with their seemingly effortless classroom…

By Elissa Good Smith

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Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

“The Holocaust was an atrocity.” This was the example I gave my eighth graders as we were learning our words of the week. And with…

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Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

A tradition for many schools that educate predominately Black children involves welcoming the children back with scores of Black men cheering them on as they…

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Joining a new school community comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to the difficulties inherent in any new school year, new teachers…

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