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May 20, 2019

The Hate We Create; The Hate We Ignore

It's on educators to consciously choose to work on our implicit and explicit biases to start undoing the systemic oppression that has led us here. In doing so, we can help our students hopefully create a world much more loving, inclusive, and safe than the one we've created for them now.

May 17, 2019

Why You Really, Absolutely Shouldn't Change the English Curriculum

We study literature in order to help our students, the future generations, develop their values and morals and better understand the world.

April 16, 2019

The Power of Words: On "Classics" and "Canon"

This work must be led by those who have been historically oppressed, and if I want to support them, that means I must work to explore their writing and show my students just how powerful those voices are.

March 28, 2019

3 Small(er) Changes for a More Socially Conscious Classroom

Teaching with a socially conscious lens is not easy, nor does it happen overnight. There are some small steps you can take, though, to move you in the right direction.

March 04, 2019

Student Perspective: The True Meaning of Aloha

"Aloha" isn't just a greeting; in a way it is their way of life, and when you distort that sacred word, you distort their way of life.

February 25, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning Won't Happen Without a Culturally Relevant Start

Educators engaging in emotion-talk with students can encounter obvious barriers when not taking the individual's cultural background into account.

February 18, 2019

Unheard Voices: Recentering Discussions in the Classroom

There are some meaningful and important ways we can recenter power in our students' critical thinking.

January 28, 2019

The Adult in the Room

The Covington Catholic High School students should reflect on what they did, but who were the adults there who failed them?

January 22, 2019

The 'Small' Moments Matter

Seemingly little actions add up to the daily sparks that can begin igniting our students to take action and make change.

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.

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