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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.

August 06, 2016

A Letter to My Incoming Students

Think of this: out of all the people in the world, the universe conspired to bring the group of us together in this room right now.

July 28, 2016

Models of Excellence: Teaching Tolerance's 2016 Winners

July is winding down to a close, and some of us are preparing to re-enter our classrooms. Even if you're not, you may have had enough of a break to begin wondering, What will I do next year?

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 30, 2016

Burn Bright: For My LGBTQ Students (And The Rest of Them, Too)

Please don't live in a place of cynicism and melancholy for too long. Take the time to heal, and know that places exist that love and accept and know how special you are. And if you feel like they don't, you are filled with an infinite capacity to love enough to create those spaces.

June 24, 2016

Walk Towards Love: Rusul Alrubail on Education

"Today, I know not to let any event, circumstance, or person get in the way of my learning, because I--and I alone-- have power over that."

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?

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