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 Nov. 11, 2019

While We Get Lost in the Wrong Arguments, Too Many of Our Kids Aren’t Ready for the Future

As a Generation Xer, I was sold the dream in the 1990s that one day we would all telecommute to work, execute our daily duties…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

We Need a New Way of Talking About Students Who Face Barriers Erected by Adults and Sustained by Broken Systems

I bring John, David, Ana and Sally into every training, strategy session and decision-making room I occupy.  Well, actually I bring their stories, to remind…

By Cami Anderson

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Posted Nov. 5, 2019

It’s Time for Chicago and Its Teachers Union to Collaborate and Win for Kids

After 11 days on the picket line, Chicago public school teachers are back at work and there’s plenty of chest-beating and navel-gazing underway.  Speculation is…

By Peter Cunningham

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