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Welcome to the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Issue of Kaleidoscope

I took a class to develop strategies to better teach literacy in my science classes.

paper plate containing many colored post-it-notes

Over the course of a year, I engaged in strengths-based observations of my colleagues.

The great teacher myth cover photo

It’s a simple question that started from a place of exhaustion: “What is good teaching?”

Experiencing a shooting at my school changed the way I view fellow teachers and collaboration.

Cover photo for article

Most professional development for teachers is terrible, but it doesn’t have to be.

Retirement planning written on a notepad. Savings concept.

What are the characteristics of a 403b retirement account? What factors may be important in considering whether or not to invest in one?

We each traveled to Guatemala to learn Spanish, and our experiences have directly impacted our respective teaching practices.

From the Editors’ Desk

Welcome to the new issue of Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives. We’ve spent the past few months newly at the helm of this incredible venture, steadied by KSTF’s shared vision to make public the work of teaching and learning that happens in our nation’s educational institutions every day.

Our new editorial staff has worked relentlessly to encourage teachers to write. Members of the staff shared our own reflections on the importance of teacher voice on the KSTF blog. We revisited the Kaleidoscope mission of giving teachers’ voices a megaphone and opened the journal to more varied and colorful stories, ideas, reflections, and information.

Read more about this issue

Kate Blaske

Kirstin Milks