The beauty of our jobs, however, is that we are not only gifted with multiple opportunities every day to affect students, but that students give us the space and strength to return to ourselves as well.
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June 03, 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 13, 2016
It's important for us to ensure that we stop and give space for others often not included in the decision-making process: families and students.
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?
April 21, 2016
Being silent and completely engaging in what someone else gives us is a sign of radical love. We are often so quick to focus on our needs and our beliefs, that stopping completely to focus on the beliefs and needs of another can be a transformative way to show our love and validate the other person.
April 14, 2016
Promoting diversity through teaching starts with active recruiting of women and students of color who, in a culture that repeatedly tells them they don't belong, often benefit from direct encouragement.
March 14, 2016
My mother has accepted that the pearls on the gates to my dream school only bedazzle an iron frame that locks me into a one-in-four statistic.
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.
March 03, 2016
I know that being a woman in education is important and affects the way I interact with my students and my work. I just have no. idea. how.