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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?

June 29, 2018

Ready, Set, Grow: Setting Up Your Next Year Right Now

If we cannot own our contribution to students' underperformance, we cannot change our agency in providing better outcomes for the students waiting for us in September.

May 03, 2018

The Four Components of an Equitable Classroom

The equitable classroom is a classroom that is connected to the lives of black and brown students, Where there is no equity, there is not a jagged and at times circular path forward, but just a flat, one-size fits none learning experience that is facilitated by a novice in content and does not take into account the needs and opportunities for scaffolding and enrichment inherent in our children.

April 11, 2018

Breaking the Class Ceiling: Teaching for Mastery and Enrichment

Teachers have the power to change the instructional culture of the classroom so that students get used to a quality learning experience that they do not have to pay for, benefit from and recommend to other people.

March 22, 2018

Spark Equity in Your Building With These Six Experiences

If all of this conversation does not lead to action, then it is for naught. Actions have to follow our words, or our words will be the epitaphs that children can write on their failed educational careers—"at least they talked about helping us."

March 09, 2018

When It Comes to Equity, Expertise Matters

we cannot practice equity principles without first shifting our approach to building expertise in content, curricula and children.

February 22, 2018

The Schools We Need for the Children We Love

How we expect black and brown children to behave, perform and persist through trauma has to change.

January 11, 2018

Motivate Students by Answering These Four Questions

We are not weak at asking questions of our black and brown students. We might need to be stronger at answering their questions before they do better on ours.

December 14, 2017

'The Great U Give': Getting Their Best by Giving Our Best

Equity in the classroom is about holding the daily preparation and practice of teachers up to the light of student outcomes and increasing a teacher's capacity to fill in the gaps.

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