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September 21, 2016

This Is Real: Building Empathy in Times of Trauma

I wonder if my students truly understand the emotional and traumatic impact these events can have on a community

September 02, 2016

Roots: Why We Must Support Non-English Speakers

Students and families for whom English is their second or third language do not process their day to day world, or learning, in the language or through the cultural lens that most public schools have deemed appropriate. Yet, we still push ahead with a mostly sink-or-swim take on ELL education.

August 26, 2016

What Does It Mean to Be 'Safe'?: Kinship in Schools

The value of creating "safe" spaces is to combat a society that has attempted to strip kinship away from us by telling us the things that connected us culturally were never worthwhile to begin it.

August 11, 2016

The Creation of a 'Movement for Black Lives' Education Platform Is Essential

I believe that the creation of the platform is an essential, progressive step towards revolutionizing education.

July 22, 2016

Conversation Can Be Radical: Make Space for Discussions About Race

To bring "equality" and "justice" to a system usually means having to disrupt that system to begin with.

July 13, 2016

No, Pokémon Go Isn't the Death of Society: Why Joy is Essential

If you weren't already committed to tackling the world's injustices before Pokémon Go came out, it probably wasn't the game's popularity that was stopping you.

June 16, 2016

PODER: Reimagining the Privilege Line Exercise

They felt a sense of solidarity, alliance, support, were reminded of their power, and their acts of resistance.

June 10, 2016

See the Forest: Good Reads to See the Big Picture

What stories, topics, and discussions should we be having to enter our years to come with minds focused on serving students and communities better?

May 26, 2016

Galaxies of Greatness: Powerful Poetry for the End of the Year

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?

May 20, 2016

We're Gonna Be Alright: Kids, Podcasting, and Racism

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.

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