Zack Barnes

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Nashville, Tennessee

Zack Barnes is a middle school teacher in Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in literacy studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Posted Dec. 23, 2016

6 Times Teachers Got Real and Told Us What We Needed to Hear in 2016

As a teacher, I understand the power behind using our voices but I also know that speaking up as a…

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Posted July 13, 2016

Coffee Break: Nashville’s Wendy Tucker on Why She Advocates for Special Education, Parents and Marathons

Wendy Tucker is the co-CEO of Project Renaissance, a Nashville-based nonprofit striving to double the amount of high quality schools…

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Posted July 6, 2016

In Memphis, Teach For America Is More Diverse and Local Than Ever

The Commercial Appeal in Memphis reported on the 10-year anniversary of Teach For America (TFA) in Memphis. It was fascinating…

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Posted May 19, 2016

This Nashville Teacher and Dad Is Living Proof of the Importance of School Choice

School choice isn’t just about charter schools, but allowing students to attend the schools that help them thrive, regardless of…

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Posted June 11, 2015

Here’s What Happened During My First Year of Teaching

I made it. I completed my first year of teaching as a special education teacher at a North Nashville middle…

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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