If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
Former Theatre Arts Teacher
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Hi there! My name is Alysha and I'm the Community Manager at The Guild. I'm passionate about education, equity, and human centered design. I'm a former Theatre Arts Teacher and still love to facilitate workshops and teach whenever I get the chance! When I'm not working, I enjoy beach days with my dog, avocado, and a bottle of kombucha. I love the Teachers Guild Community and look forward to hearing from you. Please say hello!
Ashley Withers Ashley, thanks so much for having the courage to share your idea with The Teachers Guild community! I love that you're approaching this idea with a lens for inclusion for all families--not just from the lens of language, but also from the lens of accessibility and communication tools. I could see a further build on this integrating some sort of training around cultural humility or implicit bias training for educators. Thank you again!
Aaron Wilson-Ahlstrom Aaron, thank you for sharing! This idea genuinely made me smile. I love that this is grounded in the alignment of shared dreams and starts with the foundation of understanding that parents and teachers are both invested in the holistic growth and dreams of the student. There's also so much research on the impact of home visits. A really cool prototype to build might be a sample agenda or conversation starters for the visit to help guide the conversation, especially for a teacher that might be trying this for the first time. I love this! Thank you for both the idea and for sharing your personal experience.