It's easy, at the end of the year, to lose sight of the "why"-- why are we in this work? What are we striving for? What does it mean to be an educator when we understand the vast and sometimes turbulent seas we want to help our students navigate?
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May 26, 2016
May 20, 2016
We are all going to make mistakes when we have difficult conversations. We cannot deny our student the skills and space to have safe conversations about race simply because we're scared.
May 03, 2016
It is one thing to be "seen" in a classroom. It is another to know that someone else-- student, teacher, or even text-- sees not just you, but the cultural stories and traditions that you carry deep inside you and made you who you are.
April 27, 2016
If the genuine goal of Teach For America is to bring about educational equity, then why not be more conscious of the success rate of the teachers that you're putting in the classroom?
March 28, 2016
Because we were all born into this unjust system, we cannot escape it's oppressive ways unless we actively and collectively work to disrupt it.... As a Black woman in this system, I need to go into work fully armored.
March 10, 2016
Considering what it means for me to be a woman in education means that I have to consider the multiple intersections of my own being, show my students the beauty in their own multiple-issue beings, and integrate all of those things to create an atmosphere of bidirectional learning.
February 26, 2016
Each Friday this month, I'll post some ideas, folks to follow, and blog pieces about Black history, the work Black teachers are doing and how they are engaging in this month with their students.
February 25, 2016
As my students move through a media world that may try to tell them they don't exist, they don't matter, or their stories are only worth being the stereotypical B-plot of a sitcom, I want them to stare those assumptions in the face and say, "NO."
February 05, 2016
Each Friday this month (or more), I'll post some ideas, folks to follow, and blog pieces about Black history, the work Black teachers are doing and how they are engaging in this month with their students.
February 04, 2016
Students of color aren't here to be props on your television shows, conveniently placed so that an episode looks like it's set in 2016 and not an era when these jokes weren't tired.