John-David Bowman

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Teacher, Mesa Public Schools

Scottsdale, Arizona

John-David Bowman is the 2015 Arizona State Teacher of the Year and a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. In addition to his role as a teacher in Mesa Public Schools, Bowman advocates for students and teachers of Arizona by giving speeches and writing.

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Posted Apr. 30, 2018

In Arizona, We Are Walking Out for Our Students

I love my profession. I love my colleagues. I love my students. But I have become so hurt by the…

By John-David Bowman

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

While We Get Lost in the Wrong Arguments, Too Many of Our Kids Aren’t Ready for the Future

As a Generation Xer, I was sold the dream in the 1990s that one day we would all telecommute to work, execute our daily duties…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

We Need a New Way of Talking About Students Who Face Barriers Erected by Adults and Sustained by Broken Systems

I bring John, David, Ana and Sally into every training, strategy session and decision-making room I occupy.  Well, actually I bring their stories, to remind…

By Cami Anderson

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Posted Nov. 5, 2019

It’s Time for Chicago and Its Teachers Union to Collaborate and Win for Kids

After 11 days on the picket line, Chicago public school teachers are back at work and there’s plenty of chest-beating and navel-gazing underway.  Speculation is…

By Peter Cunningham

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