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November 19, 2018

You Can Make a Difference for Students of Color. So Take the 'Red Pill'

You are the one that can make a difference in the lives of students of color.

August 29, 2018

The One Word That Changes Everything About Teaching and Learning

If we do not build an infrastructure around the inherent worth of black and brown students, which will benefit all students, how can they be assured of receiving a quality education?

July 25, 2018

Mirrors and Windows: Being Best For Kids From the Inside Out

If we do not own our role, we cannot create the change.

June 29, 2018

Ready, Set, Grow: Setting Up Your Next Year Right Now

If we cannot own our contribution to students' underperformance, we cannot change our agency in providing better outcomes for the students waiting for us in September.

May 03, 2018

The Four Components of an Equitable Classroom

The equitable classroom is a classroom that is connected to the lives of black and brown students, Where there is no equity, there is not a jagged and at times circular path forward, but just a flat, one-size fits none learning experience that is facilitated by a novice in content and does not take into account the needs and opportunities for scaffolding and enrichment inherent in our children.

April 11, 2018

Breaking the Class Ceiling: Teaching for Mastery and Enrichment

Teachers have the power to change the instructional culture of the classroom so that students get used to a quality learning experience that they do not have to pay for, benefit from and recommend to other people.

March 22, 2018

Spark Equity in Your Building With These Six Experiences

If all of this conversation does not lead to action, then it is for naught. Actions have to follow our words, or our words will be the epitaphs that children can write on their failed educational careers—"at least they talked about helping us."

February 22, 2018

The Schools We Need for the Children We Love

How we expect black and brown children to behave, perform and persist through trauma has to change.

January 11, 2018

Motivate Students by Answering These Four Questions

We are not weak at asking questions of our black and brown students. We might need to be stronger at answering their questions before they do better on ours.

December 28, 2017

The Power of a Mentor

The equity move for the next couple of weeks (or longer) is to be a sponsor to a student (or educator) of color.

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