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The Power of a Teachers Letters to her Students

 

Nicole Bailey-Williams

Outstanding Ewing High School educator, Nicole Bailey Williams, shared that one of her essays was published in the anthology, We Refuse to be Silent (Broadleaf Books), edited by Angela Dodson.

Nicole Bailey-WilliamsMs. Bailey-Williams delivered a TEDalk for TEDxDilworthPark on May 11th. The talk centered around the introductory letters that she has been writing to her students at the start of every semester throughout her 29-year tenure as a teacher at Ewing High school and is based on her 7th book, Somebody, Help Me Find My Chalk: Lessons in Letters to and from My Students. It will be available to view on the TED page and on YouTube by mid-June. 

Somebody, Help Me Find My Chalk: Lessons in Letters to and from My Students is a collection of introductory letters written at the start of every semester from Nicole Bailey-Williams, Ed.M., a beloved, high school English teacher, to her dear students. Beginning with a letter written in January of 2006 and ending with a letter written to her students trying to stay afloat in 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the collection features response letters from Bailey-Williams' students and her reflections of teaching in both amazing and abysmal circumstances.