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September 20, 2017

News in the Classroom: Where Should We Begin?

We can no longer REactively teach towards justice and create space for compassion within our classrooms. We must PROactively work to make justice, compassion, and safety part of our consistent classroom culture and curriculum.

August 28, 2017

Honesty in the Fight: What 'Game of Thrones' Teaches Us About Education Discussions

If we're going to be on the same team, we have to trust each other. That means being transparent, up front, and telling our truth even when we think it's difficult for other people to hear.

June 17, 2017

A Reflection on Philando Castile's Death: 'We Need to Practice Love in Action'

Love pushes all of us to do better and hold each other and ourselves accountable in that process.

April 22, 2017

Islands and Myths: What Happens When We Don't Value Storytellers

When we tell the story of a people instead of allowing them their own voice and agency, we teach entire generations to be disempowered.

April 15, 2017

Learning to Ask the Tough Questions

It's easy to see our students through one lens and not step back to take in the bigger picture.

March 22, 2017

Walking Farther Together: In Defense of the Whole-Class Novel

My job as an educator is not to perpetuate an oppressive system, but rather to give students the tools to dismantle it. Teachers have the unique opportunity to directly combat those oppressive structures with stories

February 24, 2017

Where to Begin: Teaching in Times of Tumult

I haven't known how to begin most days as a person, much less how to try and bring these discussions into the classroom.

February 11, 2017

For Black History Month, Study Black Voices Every Day

We may be an English class, but it's clear to me we need some history, too.

February 03, 2017

'Learn From History!': Students Discuss the Muslim Ban

We have two jobs: create a space of safety, validation, and love for our students, and to teach them how to critically question power, advocate for themselves, and resist oppression.

November 30, 2016

We All Have a Race Problem (and Need to Discuss It)

We are all struggling with race. We are all operating in a racist society. Unless we talk about it, we can't fix it.

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