Classroom Organizing: Out with the Old

Last year was rough on every teacher. I hope that you have been able to step away from your classroom and recharge in a way that was meaningful to you. If you were like most educators, organization was not in the forefront of the brain while trying to meet the teaching challenges of the last…

The Basics of Differentiation

Why Differentiation? Differentiation within our classrooms is more important now than ever. Each year, our students arrive in classrooms with a wide variety of needs and strengths. These differences have been intensified with the changes of the past few years. So, how do we meet the needs of all our students? Educators of all grade…

A New Year Filled with Excitement and Optimism

Perhaps more than any time in recent memory, the annual rite of passage that sees professional educators and students returning to classrooms is filled with excitement and possibilities. Students get to meet new teachers, reconnect with friends, and embark on an exciting journey of knowledge-gathering and intellectual growth. Educators renew collaborations with colleagues and share…

Member Spotlight: Natalie MacLachlan

  Passionate educator, involved member, and legislative candidate. All of these accurately describe IEA and West Ada Education Association member Natalie MacLachlan. But there is so much more beyond these roles that give insight into what drives her to be so engaged for her students, her colleagues, and her community. Natalie grew up in Boise,…