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January 11, 2019

Addressing the Intersectional-Identity Phenomenon Through School Counseling

The intersectionality of students can eventually become a force for change for the individuals and the collective, once it is recognized and once actions to counterbalance injustice are created.

December 30, 2018

Riding the Wave of Change

Will we duck away from the changes coming, or move forward, powered by those changes, toward something greater than ourselves?

December 03, 2018

Haves and Have-Nots: We Must Prioritize Outside Professional Development for ALL Teachers

Many outside PD opportunities still separate the "haves" from the "have-nots" and uphold systemic oppression.

November 16, 2018

Children Will Listen: Teachers Must Hold Each Other Accountable

If we want to work towards true inclusivity, we must show that perpetuating oppressive beliefs, intentional or not, has a consequence on something or someone other than those oppressed.

October 05, 2018

The Shape of Schools

This ability to all see each other, to all stand together as partners, is what makes a school. After all, what is a school but the people who work and learn there?

September 26, 2018

Breathe: Caring for Students and Ourselves in the Time of Kavanaugh

So, how do we manage? What do we do when consistently engaging in the difficult discussion about rape culture is hard on our hearts, but helpful for our students?

September 10, 2018

The Unpalatable Rage of Women: What Serena Williams' Experience Reminds Us About Schools

Serena Williams's reaction and its consequences is an unfortunate reflection of our school systems. Real life is hard. It's maddening. It's even harder and maddening when you're a young person of color growing up in a system built to watch you fail.

August 24, 2018

4 Questions to Help Create a Socially Conscious Classroom

I don't think it gets "easier," but as I gain more skills and grow more with my students, I think the capacity for joy grows exponentially the longer I am around my kids.

June 27, 2018

What Can I Do Now?: A Teacher's Summer Struggle

As infuriating as the current U.S. news is, there's not much I can do as a teacher right now. The one thing I can do is prepare to hit the ground running next year.

April 19, 2018

What Schools Can Learn From Starbucks (and Vice Versa)

Unlearning the hurtful lessons we have internalized about racism will take more than just a half-day training.

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