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.
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September 20, 2017
August 28, 2017
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
Love pushes all of us to do better and hold each other and ourselves accountable in that process.
April 22, 2017
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
It's easy to see our students through one lens and not step back to take in the bigger picture.
March 22, 2017
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
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
We may be an English class, but it's clear to me we need some history, too.
February 03, 2017
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 are all struggling with race. We are all operating in a racist society. Unless we talk about it, we can't fix it.