It's important for us to ensure that we stop and give space for others often not included in the decision-making process: families and students.
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May 13, 2016
May 03, 2016
It is one thing to be "seen" in a classroom. It is another to know that someone else-- student, teacher, or even text-- sees not just you, but the cultural stories and traditions that you carry deep inside you and made you who you are.
April 27, 2016
If the genuine goal of Teach For America is to bring about educational equity, then why not be more conscious of the success rate of the teachers that you're putting in the classroom?
April 21, 2016
Being silent and completely engaging in what someone else gives us is a sign of radical love. We are often so quick to focus on our needs and our beliefs, that stopping completely to focus on the beliefs and needs of another can be a transformative way to show our love and validate the other person.
March 31, 2016
Are we seeking a deeper understanding of ourselves? Or are we attempting to justify the parts of identity that the oppressor has taught us are unworthy and weak?
March 28, 2016
Because we were all born into this unjust system, we cannot escape it's oppressive ways unless we actively and collectively work to disrupt it.... As a Black woman in this system, I need to go into work fully armored.
March 25, 2016
If we accept that educators become leaders because their voices get heard and their names become known, we must work on who gets heard and known.
March 16, 2016
We come to math with rich, diverse experiences from the real world, and mathematics is the thread of all those experiences. We can use our everyday language to describe mathematics, and to construct and make sense of mathematical ideas.
March 14, 2016
My mother has accepted that the pearls on the gates to my dream school only bedazzle an iron frame that locks me into a one-in-four statistic.
March 13, 2016
I think women before me sacrificed so much and did not receive recognition, but created or planted seeds to make the future brighter for females.