Becoming a Role Model

By: Brian Rivera Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow at Connect, Summer 2019   My Favorite Teacher College graduation is less than one year away for me and, when I reflect on how I arrived at this point, I recognize I would not be in this position without the...

Let’s Talk Breakthrough!

By: Erica Barnes Current Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (GLEC); Breakthrough Atlanta Teaching Fellow, Summer 2018   How did we get here? Last summer, I left the Hot Peach City, also known as Atlanta, GA, on July 25, 2018,...

Mirrors and Windows

By: Nazirah Ahmad Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow at Connect and Junior at Howard University For the past two weeks, I have had the amazing privilege of teaching 8th grade Writing with Breakthrough Houston at Connect! At the end of my high school career, I...

Three Things Teaching Has Taught Me

By: Hannah Hsu Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough Houston at SJS I often feel like I’m in a kids’ TV show: Every aspect carefully crafted and planned with great intentionality, packed with movement and engagement, repetition of routines and structure, cheers,...

My Students Are Worth It

By: Taryn Wilkins Teaching Fellow, Breakthrough Houston at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center (GLEC) Growing up with educators as parents, I have always been aware of the importance of education, but I was never fully aware of how lucky I was to have the education I...