This work must be led by those who have been historically oppressed, and if I want to support them, that means I must work to explore their writing and show my students just how powerful those voices are.
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April 16, 2019
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Educators engaging in emotion-talk with students can encounter obvious barriers when not taking the individual's cultural background into account.
December 30, 2018
Will we duck away from the changes coming, or move forward, powered by those changes, toward something greater than ourselves?
December 24, 2018
Students won't be empowered and emboldened by a falsely happy face insisting everything is fine. We can give them the courage to advocate, dream, and demand what they deserve.
December 03, 2018
Many outside PD opportunities still separate the "haves" from the "have-nots" and uphold systemic oppression.
October 05, 2018
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
'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
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
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
Teacher Stephanie Rivera offers some inspiration this spring Friday.