Hiller is a mentor to first- and second-year teachers in Oregon and a member of the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board.

Articles by Jim

Walking in Their “Zapatos”

After spending a day observing two master language teachers, this teacher mentor and his mentee learned some valuable lessons about inclusion.

Quitting the Blame Game

A stunning revelation about one of his students led this educator to rethink his teaching practice.

Pathways to Success

Every student teaches you something, and this educator will never forget the powerful lesson one student taught him about the diverse ways students can show their learning.

Conference Fail

Our students cannot afford to have their caretakers and teachers on opposite sides.

Crossing the Line Between Blue and Pink

Unpacking the word “sissy” helped this teacher build awareness of stereotypes while creating safety for all students.