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August 26, 2016

What Does It Mean to Be 'Safe'?: Kinship in Schools

The value of creating "safe" spaces is to combat a society that has attempted to strip kinship away from us by telling us the things that connected us culturally were never worthwhile to begin it.

August 11, 2016

The Creation of a 'Movement for Black Lives' Education Platform Is Essential

I believe that the creation of the platform is an essential, progressive step towards revolutionizing education.

July 28, 2016

Models of Excellence: Teaching Tolerance's 2016 Winners

July is winding down to a close, and some of us are preparing to re-enter our classrooms. Even if you're not, you may have had enough of a break to begin wondering, What will I do next year?

July 22, 2016

Conversation Can Be Radical: Make Space for Discussions About Race

To bring "equality" and "justice" to a system usually means having to disrupt that system to begin with.

July 13, 2016

No, Pokémon Go Isn't the Death of Society: Why Joy is Essential

If you weren't already committed to tackling the world's injustices before Pokémon Go came out, it probably wasn't the game's popularity that was stopping you.

June 24, 2016

Walk Towards Love: Rusul Alrubail on Education

"Today, I know not to let any event, circumstance, or person get in the way of my learning, because I--and I alone-- have power over that."

June 16, 2016

PODER: Reimagining the Privilege Line Exercise

They felt a sense of solidarity, alliance, support, were reminded of their power, and their acts of resistance.

June 10, 2016

See the Forest: Good Reads to See the Big Picture

What stories, topics, and discussions should we be having to enter our years to come with minds focused on serving students and communities better?

June 03, 2016

Keep Smiling: Three Ways to End the Year Strong

The beauty of our jobs, however, is that we are not only gifted with multiple opportunities every day to affect students, but that students give us the space and strength to return to ourselves as well.

May 26, 2016

Galaxies of Greatness: Powerful Poetry for the End of the Year

It's easy, at the end of the year, to lose sight of the "why"-- why are we in this work? What are we striving for? What does it mean to be an educator when we understand the vast and sometimes turbulent seas we want to help our students navigate?

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