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November 16, 2018

Children Will Listen: Teachers Must Hold Each Other Accountable

If we want to work towards true inclusivity, we must show that perpetuating oppressive beliefs, intentional or not, has a consequence on something or someone other than those oppressed.

October 26, 2018

When Broaching 'Uncomfortable' Topics, Check Your Educator Privilege

We need to have difficult conversations, and we need to make sure we consider whose voices we center on as we have them.

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?

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.

July 18, 2018

Hold Your Tension: Gender, Sexuality, and Comedy in the #NanetteSyllabus

'Nanette' powerfully weaves humor, art history (!), comedy theory, gender, sexuality, and the power of storytelling together. How do we use it in the classroom?

May 25, 2018

When the Stories Feel Too Hard to Teach

What happens when we as teachers are triggered by the texts we are teeaching? What happens when the stories feel too hard to teach?

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.

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