"If I had had teachers of color as a student . . . I would have been more unequivocal in explaining why "All Lives Matter" is a perfunctory, misguided rebuttal to "Black Lives Matter."
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March 12, 2018
February 05, 2018
Equity in education today is more than just the availability of an education; it's recognizing the fact that some students require more support than others to reach their academic potential.
November 27, 2017
It is so important for schools who want to retain talent to think critically about the needs of their novice teachers - they must think beyond new teacher training at the beginning of the year. As we approach the first extended break, why not initiate a check-in with new teachers that can provide exactly what they need (but likely won't ask for)?
November 08, 2017
When writing about your experience, it's OK to be vulnerable. In fact, being honest about what your day feels like, what you see and feel in your work, will often make a piece more interesting, more relatable, and ultimately more powerful.
October 26, 2017
Educators who do not attend to issues of equity and justice in their classrooms are doing a great disservice to the future leaders of our profession and to the students they will one day teach.
October 23, 2017
School libraries cannot (and must not) assume neutrality. Our silence when staring into the face of hate speaks to a complicity that does not coincide with library values.
October 22, 2017
Thinking like a scientist means acting like one -- and that involves writing in the ways that scientists do.
October 04, 2017
The true beauty in leadership is being able to discern when to pull back and not give teachers things they don't need. There is a balance that great principals learn, and because of that balance, they generally have happy teachers in their classrooms.
September 21, 2017
I wish school leaders could cede some of this space and work to their teachers who know better than anyone else how learning happens and how to make that new knowledge stick
September 14, 2017
When a teacher lives in fear of confrontation, ridicule or being talked about, this is professional bullying.