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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.

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 12, 2018

When Is It Enough?: On Sh*thole Countries and the People Who Come From Them

What is there to say about trying to exist in a place where your existence in and of itself is considered a burden?

January 10, 2018

The Vicious Cycle: When 'Control and Compliance' Means Teachers Too

'This is how it starts,' I thought to myself as I watched. 'This is how they start to silence us. They teach us to "control" our students, then they control us in the same way.'

November 12, 2017

When Will The Birds Fly Free?: Education as Colonialism

The play made me ask the terrifying question that every educator asks themselves at some point: Am I actually helping my students?

September 30, 2017

Is Being 'Fair' Always Right?

I am constantly asking myself: What is the line between "education" and "indoctrination"?

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