Greater New Orleans
Understanding the Diversity of Latinx Identities Helps Customize Learning
There is no one way to be Latinx. Sharing culture and identity in the classroom can dispel myths and establish meaningful connections between teachers and students.
A Year of Pandemic Learning at One New Orleans-Area School
Everything changed for Laureate Academy Charter School when COVID-19 arrived. Here’s how the school community coped with a year of teaching, learning, and living through the pandemic.
A Just Future Might Require a Radical Redesign of Where Students Learn
'For literally every injustice, there is an architecture planned and built to sustain and perpetuate that injustice,' says one architect who believes buildings can facilitate liberation.
A Poet Misses Those Moments Between Classes
Sometimes, teachers’ most meaningful lessons are taught before or after the school bell rings. How can those be replaced when classes are all online?
DACAmented and Dedicated: A 2020 Corps Member’s Story
Albert is a 2020 corps member from New Orleans who has been accepted in to the Los Angeles corps. He is also a DACA recipient. He sat down with TFA staff to share his thoughts on the importance of teaching Latinx kids, reframing immigrant narratives, and supporting policy to help immigrants gain American citizenship.
Using Virtual Spaces to Teach—and Nurture—Students
Tian Buzbee (Greater New Orleans 2013) is a math teacher at Riverdale High School in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. In this letter to our community, Tian shares how recent events affected her as a teacher, community member, and social justice advocate, and how the experiences of our students are the most important thing to consider as we prepare for the 2020 school year.
Working Together to Support Distance Learning
In this Transformational Leaders Spotlight, TFA alum Kristin McRell Foght shares how parents and teachers can support kids learning remotely.
Running With Purpose: A Journey in Leadership
Corps member Cece Dye discusses some of the unexpected challenges involved in starting Laureate Academy Charter School’s running club—along with the opportunities the extracurricular program provides for students.
Three Teachers-Turned-Comedians Share Their Funny Stories and Best Advice
When these three team up on stage, the results are perfectly organized, goal-oriented, and hilarious.