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September 30, 2017

Is Being 'Fair' Always Right?

I am constantly asking myself: What is the line between "education" and "indoctrination"?

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 12, 2017

The False Notion of 'History' as Past

The longer we live with the myth of racism or its tendrils as bygone ideas, the more we provide the tinder of complacency that allows fires of hatred to fly through our streets.

July 21, 2017

Connecting Students to the Beauty of Nature

When we isolate kids from opportunities to experience the land, we essentially leave them in a space of disconnect from nature and the environment.

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.

April 07, 2017

Make Waves: Disruption in Education

Not only does the article provide some concrete examples from other classroom teachers to inspire our own practice, but also provides a beautifully critical, high-level view as to why resistance is an inherently important part of our work.

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

March 05, 2017

Standing in the Light: Supporting Our Immigrant Students

Our classrooms should be a place where they can shed their fearful cloaks, step into the light, and see us welcoming them with open arms.

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