Saffron VanGalder

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Van Etten, New York

Saffron VanGalder lives and teaches in Van Etten, a rural community in upstate New York. She works full time as an elementary school math coach and continues to work part time as a writer for Eureka Math, published by the nonprofit Great Minds.


Posted Apr. 21, 2016

This Math Curriculum Created by Teachers Is Raising Standards for Students Across the Country

This week we learned that a free math curriculum developed by classroom teachers around the country and rolled out just…

By Saffron VanGalder

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

More Than Anything, I #LoveTeaching for the Relationships We Build Along the Way

When I divulge to strangers that I am a high school English teacher, I am typically met with skepticism. “You teach teenage brats all day?…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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