Pat Marshall

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Petersburg, Illinois

Pat Marshall is a Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow. Pat teaches AP English and speech at PORTA High School in Petersburg, Illinois, where she also sponsors an award-winning Future Problem Solvers program.

Pat is the president of the PORTA Education Association and has served as a member of the inaugural teacher advisory committee with the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.

A National Board Certified Teacher, she earned her BA in English from Western Illinois University and her MA in English from Northern Illinois University.

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Posted Feb. 6, 2018

Don’t Think We Need DACA? My Students Prove You Wrong

I teach in rural Central Illinois, and my high school, PORTA, is predominantly White, like most of the small schools…

By Pat Marshall

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

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…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

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…

By Rann Miller

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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…

By Meghann Estrada

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