Category Archives : Community

Bullying of LGBTQ and Special Needs Youth + Ways to Respond

Episode 004: Responses To Bullying Brett Bigham 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year Twitter: @2014ORTOY On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Brett Bigham, the 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year.  Brett received the 2015 NEA Foundation Excellence in Education Award and the NEA LGBT 2015 Teacher Role Model Award.  He is […]

Eversight Michigan: A Vision For Making Vision a Reality

Ask the average adult how they might imagine a better world and they would likely share their vision for less violence, poverty, and injustice. A better world begins by envisioning it; however, seeing the world as a better place first requires sight. What happens then when the capacity for vision is entirely absent, and a […]

A Birthday Reflection on Life and Gratitude 1

I just had my 31st birthday this week, and I always do a lot of reflecting each year at this time. As I’m sure many people do, I think about how many opportunities I have had, what I accomplished, and how blessed I truly am; however, I also think about goals, look back at how […]

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Why the Organ Donor Registry Is More Than a Sticker on Your License

Nearly 20 years ago, while sitting in my 5th grade math class, I was having trouble seeing the board. I squinted instinctively with each eye separately, and then with both together, before I finally managed to bring the writing on the board into focus. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but others […]