Tim Monreal

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Lexington Middle School

Lexington, South Carolina

Tim Monreal is a middle-school teacher and blogger. After spending most of his teaching career in Los Angeles, California, Tim is transitioning to South Carolina to teach sixth-grade world history and begin his doctorate in foundations of education at the University of South Carolina. Tim shares his education ideas on his blog, The Bearded Teacher, and through Medium.

Tim founded a community to share project-based learning called CrowdSchool and is most interested in how pedagogy can empower all learners in a socially just manner.

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Posted July 9, 2015

Working (and Learning) With a Teacher People Gave Up On

In a recent post, Before You Give Up On ‘Those’ Teachers, teacher and blogger Pernille Ripp writes: Yet, before we…

By Tim Monreal

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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