Have We Counted the Cost?

Consider Their Future

When you decided to get into teaching, you did it for several reasons. Most teachers joined the profession because we have a passion for educating and reaching students. We want to change the world...

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Just Ask

Engage Students

..And yet, one of the worst things a teacher can do, and one that is not entirely uncommon, is to ignore the culture of their students. ...

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Sustaining Joy through Challenges

Be Authentic

Never underestimate how sharing your personal joy work can have a positive impact on others especially during these continued times of uncertainty. ...

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Prioritizing Social Emotional Learning in the Age of COVID-19

Overcome Obstacles

For many of our learners, being present at a physical school building, and having a relationship with an educator is essential for their health and well being. It is the source of stability, peer...

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The Quiet Kid

Loyalty

I have stopped counting how many times I have heard colleagues say “I have an Asian kid and she is so good because she is quiet” or “Asian kids help our test scores” and the most recent,...

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10 Rules for the Powerful Virtual Teacher

Be Authentic

“Students need to hear the joy in your voice and see the smile on your face, even if you have to fake it.” After centuries of traditional classroom instruction, teachers and students across the...

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Are You A Community School or a School Within a Community?

Respect

While pursuing social media, in the aftermath of the  killing of George Floyd, I came across an image on Instagram that really struck a chord with me.  The image was a quote posted by the...

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Are you Using Technology to Change Teaching or Change Students’ Lives?

Consider Their Future

Because of the expansive body of resources made possible by technology, teachers have the opportunity to embed culturally responsive content into their instruction. They are not bound by text-books,...

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A New Look at White Flight Inside Public Schools 1.0

Overcome Obstacles

Why is there not a high representation of people of color in these classes? What are the invisible barriers that are in place that guide students of color not to take upper-level classes? What...

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7 African American Novels for Teachers

Respect

These men and women have the same basic education I do, and the same access to texts by black authors, but don’t see it as their job to find texts by people of color for their students....

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