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November 19, 2018

You Can Make a Difference for Students of Color. So Take the 'Red Pill'

You are the one that can make a difference in the lives of students of color.

October 16, 2018

Promise Keepers: Honoring our Students and the Profession

Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of a speech that I gave two weeks ago at a symposium hosted by the NEA Foundation. I provide the link to the speech at the bottom of the transcript - please be advised that I do ad lib a little from the speech as written below. My next entry will return t...

September 14, 2018

Deconstructing Disruption in the Classroom

Reconstructing traditional signs of disruption from black and brown students as entry-ways into better serving them is an equity move.

August 29, 2018

The One Word That Changes Everything About Teaching and Learning

If we do not build an infrastructure around the inherent worth of black and brown students, which will benefit all students, how can they be assured of receiving a quality education?

August 18, 2018

What's Important to Keep In Mind: Strategies for Navigating Race in Classrooms

I hope you do see color, and that you establish an environment where nobody has to tiptoe around racial or difficult topics, and that you can work with the students and adults you see every day to bring equity and understanding to every individual in your school.

July 30, 2018

The Equity Diet: Building Capacity Through Daily Habits

Equity is not measured in how many conferences we attend, books we read or posters we display in our classrooms; it must be measured by its reflection in our practice.

July 25, 2018

Mirrors and Windows: Being Best For Kids From the Inside Out

If we do not own our role, we cannot create the change.



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