Our teacher on the front line

CEA member Jody Barnes who teaches fourth-grade at Easthaven ES is one of 96 Master Teachers joining the National Education Association Master Teacher Project. She will unite with 95 of the highest performing K-12 Math and ELA common core teachers across the country to share all of her lessons and practices with fellow educators.

“The Master Teacher Project excites me because it will provide high quality resources for teachers who are seeking out ways to employ the Common Core State Standards (CCSS),” said Barnes. “I am also excited to bring the knowledge I learn from the project back to the teachers at my building who are thirsty for ways to bring CCSS alive in their own classrooms. Beyond what the project can do for others, I can’t wait for how it will improve my own practice.”

Through the project, NEA Master Teachers will provide 180-day common core aligned courses and instructional strategies, classroom management practices and classroom systems of good teaching. These will be distributed to all NEA members via the BetterLesson platform.

Congratulations, Jody.