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March 20, 2018

Fighting for Mirrors: Supporting Diverse Stories in Classrooms

I still remember the first time I read a piece of writing that felt like it truly understood me. I was a junior in high school.

March 19, 2018

'Wakanda Curriculum' Is Exactly What Teachers Should Be Teaching

We must ask ourselves not just how to make our classrooms engaging, but how to ensure it is culturally-responsive, actively relevant, and helping kids envision a world in which their identity, voice, and culture are important.

January 31, 2018

Who Are 'America's Children'?

We are, at our foundation, a nation of immigrants and native peoples displaced by systemic oppression.

January 16, 2018

Choices, Charters, and Competition: Why I Hope We Think Before We 'Start' Charter Schools

Is the work we're doing really driving innovation? Or is it a band-aid on a gushing wound of educational inequity?

January 12, 2018

When Is It Enough?: On Sh*thole Countries and the People Who Come From Them

What is there to say about trying to exist in a place where your existence in and of itself is considered a burden?

January 10, 2018

The Vicious Cycle: When 'Control and Compliance' Means Teachers Too

'This is how it starts,' I thought to myself as I watched. 'This is how they start to silence us. They teach us to "control" our students, then they control us in the same way.'

December 31, 2017

Outside the Comfort Zone: What I Learned in 2017

In a job where routines are best practice and consistency is key, it's easy to get trapped in what feels comfortable and normal. Still, it is essential that we question what we're calling "normal" in our classrooms and in our school.

November 12, 2017

When Will The Birds Fly Free?: Education as Colonialism

The play made me ask the terrifying question that every educator asks themselves at some point: Am I actually helping my students?

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.

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