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December 03, 2018

Haves and Have-Nots: We Must Prioritize Outside Professional Development for ALL Teachers

Many outside PD opportunities still separate the "haves" from the "have-nots" and uphold systemic oppression.

October 05, 2018

The Shape of Schools

This ability to all see each other, to all stand together as partners, is what makes a school. After all, what is a school but the people who work and learn there?

January 10, 2018

The Vicious Cycle: When 'Control and Compliance' Means Teachers Too

'This is how it starts,' I thought to myself as I watched. 'This is how they start to silence us. They teach us to "control" our students, then they control us in the same way.'

June 10, 2017

Pushing the Reset Button

It would be easy, as I leave my fifth year of teaching and prepare for the next, to just shrug my shoulders and move forward. That's no way to grow though. Our students and our profession deserve so much more.

April 07, 2017

Make Waves: Disruption in Education

Not only does the article provide some concrete examples from other classroom teachers to inspire our own practice, but also provides a beautifully critical, high-level view as to why resistance is an inherently important part of our work.

March 17, 2017

Friday Shout-Out: Seeing Students as the Change

Teacher Stephanie Rivera offers some inspiration this spring Friday.

October 22, 2016

Weekend PD: Leadership and Cultural Competence

As the quarter winds down for many of us, it is easy to get weary. I know I've been personally struggling with burn out this year, and this is a prime time for teachers to start feeling the wear and tear of DEVOLSONĀ (aka "the disillusionment phase"). The day-to-day of the job begins to slowly grind...

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 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.

April 27, 2016

Teach For America Mixed Messages on Diversity and Equity

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?

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The opinions expressed in The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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