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February 14, 2018

Some Kids Dare You to Teach Them

Every teacher gets a moment when they face one kid or a hundred kids just like Damion. It's in these moments your core beliefs are challenged and revealed.

February 13, 2018

Even on the Most Hectic Days, Being a Teacher Is Amazing

Carissa told me that she had not been completely honest about why she was calling me. She did not have a paper to write and did not need to ask me any questions. Instead, she wanted to see my honest reaction as she read a letter aloud that she had written to me.

February 05, 2018

To Achieve Equity in My Classroom, I Had to Check My Own Bias at the Door

Equity in education today is more than just the availability of an education; it's recognizing the fact that some students require more support than others to reach their academic potential.

January 09, 2018

Learning With Students From Other Cultures Is a Key to Progress in Our Global Society

We live in interesting times. As our global society struggles to navigate problems brought about by fear and misunderstanding of those who are different, we have unprecedented access to tools that make connecting and learning with others easier than ever before.

December 10, 2017

When It Comes to Advanced Coursework, Equity Is Access

Around the nation students of color and low-income students are underrepresented in accelerated courses; this is a long-term driver and consequence of societal inequality.

November 27, 2017

Your Gift to New Teachers Is to Help Them Navigate the Holiday Hustle

It is so important for schools who want to retain talent to think critically about the needs of their novice teachers - they must think beyond new teacher training at the beginning of the year. As we approach the first extended break, why not initiate a check-in with new teachers that can provide exactly what they need (but likely won't ask for)?

November 08, 2017

Teachers Should Be Writers

When writing about your experience, it's OK to be vulnerable. In fact, being honest about what your day feels like, what you see and feel in your work, will often make a piece more interesting, more relatable, and ultimately more powerful.

October 26, 2017

What We've Learned Teaching Teacher Candidates About Equity

Educators who do not attend to issues of equity and justice in their classrooms are doing a great disservice to the future leaders of our profession and to the students they will one day teach.

October 23, 2017

Librarians: It's Time to Get on the Front Lines

School libraries cannot (and must not) assume neutrality. Our silence when staring into the face of hate speaks to a complicity that does not coincide with library values.

October 22, 2017

Want Students to See Themselves as Thinkers? Get Them Writing

Thinking like a scientist means acting like one -- and that involves writing in the ways that scientists do.

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