Welcome to the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue of Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives.

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From the Editors' Desk

    Welcome to the new issue of Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives. We’ve spent the past few months newly at the helm of this incredible venture, steadied by KSTF’s shared vision to make public the work of teaching and learning that happens in our nation’s educational institutions every day.

    Our new editorial staff has worked relentlessly to encourage teachers to write. Members of the staff shared our own reflections on the importance of teacher voices on the Knowles blog. We revisited the Kaleidoscope mission of giving teacher voices a megaphone and opened the journal to more varied and colorful stories, ideas, reflections, and information.

    As this process continues, we find ourselves contemplating the immensity and variety of pressures teachers face, both individually and as a profession. In this issue alone, our authors grapple with how to:

    • process “great teacher” stereotypes,
    • reach students of differing languages and cultures,
    • address disparity between the training that is provided to teachers and the training they need and deserve,
    • overcome the often-crushing feelings of inadequacy and isolation teachers experience,
    • prepare students for complex information both in and out of the classroom, and
    • prepare themselves financially for the future.

    These pressures create a heavy load, especially when experienced alone.

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