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April 16, 2017

Racism and White Privilege: There Is Always More to Learn

It is important In order to best serve all of our students, to wake up to the nuance of racism and how it plays out in our words and actions.

March 26, 2017

Yoga and Mindfulness: Breaking Down Walls

Guest blogger Colin Lieu writes: "At a time where so much focus is placed on building walls - yoga and mindfulness offers pathways for students to realize they can break down walls of their own."

February 26, 2017

What Bathroom Will Your Transgender Students Use?

No matter the federal decision, let's join as educators and advocate that rights assured remain. These are our children.

January 17, 2017

What Lies Beyond Becoming Colorblind for Leaders?

As educators, we may hope to be colorblind. But is there something beyond being colorblind that will make us better and stronger leaders for children of all colors and cultures? Too often we see our good intentions rather than the real lives of others.

December 01, 2016

Responding to Hate Speech and Bullying in the Digital Age

Guest blogger Devorah Heitner writes: If we simply drive the conversation underground, we lose an opportunity to help kids understand other people's point of view.

November 22, 2016

We Have To Talk About Current Events in the Classroom

It is understandable that with the contentiousness of this election, that leaders might find it safer to limit conversations. We argue that it is our role to help students navigate these rough waters.

November 17, 2016

Now That The Election Is Over What Will We Teach?

It is time for us to listen to each other and learn how to help each other dig with intentionality past hateful words to the source of the hate and lead the children through this difficult time.

November 15, 2016

Learning How to Lose a Presidential Election: A Primer for Students

Even when the stakes are low, you still need to know how to handle defeat. It was this driving principle that motivated teacher Laura Pasek, a third and fourth grade general studies teacher, to conclude her simulation of a presidential election with the drafting of acceptance speeches--and concession speeches.

September 25, 2016

Are LGBT Students Safe?

Policies and legislation may call for safe environments, but it is the heart of the educator leading and teaching students that will make the most difference.

September 08, 2016

Georgetown University's Long-Overdue Slavery Apology

The school leader who doesn't know her and his own heart will be unable to understand the reactions others have to actions and decisions.

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