Siobhan Gearty

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Siobhan Gearty is a Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. She is a seventh-grade English language arts and social studies teacher at Memorial Middle School in Hull, Massachusetts. She began her teaching career as a student volunteer in the Manchester Public Schools, an experience which sparked a desire to help students struggling with poverty. Siobhan then worked in the Brockton Public School system for four years as a Title 1 reading teacher.

Siobhan earned a B.A. in English from Saint Anselm College and an M.A.T in English from Boston College.

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Posted Feb. 13, 2017

Here’s Our Chance to Support Great Teachers Achieving the ‘Impossible’

In classrooms across the United States, students who study under the Common Core or similarly rigorous standards are being held…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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