Shaun Johnson

Guest Blogger

Director of Teaching and Learning, MYSA School

Washington, D.C.

Shaun Johnson is Director of Teaching and Learning at MYSA School, a multi-age K-12 “microschool” with campuses in Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. He has taught in public, independent and charter schools, in addition to teacher preparation at the college and graduate levels.

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Posted Jan. 5, 2018

This Is What It Really Looks Like to Transform a School

After nearly two decades in education, I’m still not certain what the term “reform” actually means. The concept itself is…

By Shaun Johnson

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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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