Region 6 PD: Classroom Management Seminar a Big Hit

More than 20 Region 6 members took advantage of the free “Teaching with Love and Logic” seminar on classroom management on February 27 at the WEAC RDegion 6 offices in Madison. It was an introduction and an enjoyable program full of stories and laughs designed to give members practical teaching skills that can be used […]

Read More...

Stand Up and Be Counted

In the next few weeks, there will be several chances for WEAC Region 6 members to have an impact on the future that we and our students confront. As a special education teacher in the Beloit School District, I intend to take full advantage of these opportunities, and I hope you do, too. Specifically, I […]

Read More...

Stand Up to Support Dreamers in Region 6

Region 6 members and staff are working with Madison Teachers Inc.’s DACA Organizing Team to build local political pressure for the Dream Act. A letter composed by an MTI-represented teacher who is personally impacted by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will be mailed to WEAC members who reside in Paul Ryan’s district. The intent of the […]

Read More...

Happy New Year, Indeed

As the New Year starts, I look back at all the good (and bad) from the year before, and how I want to move forward. For me, ringing in the New Year is a little bit like the first day of school. It is a chance to reset, reorganize, and think about the future. With […]

Read More...

Finding New Ways to Win

On November 21, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) released the results of the annual union recertification elections and told us, essentially, that education employees in WEAC Region 6 really like their union. All of the Region 6 locals that participated in recertification won. More than 75 percent of the teachers and staff in those […]

Read More...

Zoo and a Movie

It rained pretty hard in Madison at the first annual WEAC Region 6 back-to-school party at the Henry Vilas Zoo on October 14, but we had a great time anyway. All Region 6 members and their guests were invited to stop in under Region 6’s big tent for donuts, coffee, cider, carousel and train rides, […]

Read More...

Because it’s a Zoo Out There

I was one of dozens of WEAC Region 6 members who attended a membership organizing workshop in the Town of Newville (near Edgerton) this summer called Building Strong Locals. The workshop focused on how to make our union more influential and successful, and how to talk about the union to potential members. One of the […]

Read More...

Keep Talking

I hope your school year is off to a good start. Mine is, even though I have been insanely busy. I have new teaching assignment, with a new group of students, in a new classroom, surrounded by new colleagues and new administrators. New is good, but it is also, well, new. At times like these, […]

Read More...

Join Us—On Labor Day and at the Zoo

On October 14, all Region 6 members and their families are invited to the first annual Region 6 back-to-school party at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison! We are hosting a family day. Stop in under Region 6’s big tent any time on this day for face painting and children’s activities, ice cream treats, and […]

Read More...

Let’s Get the Party Started

I hope your summer has been relaxing, enjoyable, and filled with the things you love to do. I am happy that I have been able to spend time with my niece and enjoy the outdoors—two things I don’t do nearly enough of during the school year. For me, this summer has been unlike any other […]

Read More...