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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.

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?

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