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February 25, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning Won't Happen Without a Culturally Relevant Start

Educators engaging in emotion-talk with students can encounter obvious barriers when not taking the individual's cultural background into account.

December 30, 2018

Riding the Wave of Change

Will we duck away from the changes coming, or move forward, powered by those changes, toward something greater than ourselves?

December 24, 2018

The Problem With False Positivity

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

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...

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