"Twist" The Way
You Do Teaching

TwistEd Teaching is an educational consultancy company with the goal of helping teachers and school districts “twist” their approach to pedagogy and student engagement. We provide professional development guidance in creating culturally responsive learning environments, curriculum development, and coaching. Our goal is to help educators and administrators create learning environments that are equitable, culturally relevant, and responsive, engaging, and attentive to student needs. By “twisting” our approach to teaching, we can develop educational practices that support all students and lead to a brighter future for everyone.

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REAL LOVE offers strategies that are rooted in the theory and practices of Culturally Responsive and Reality Pedagogy. Alexes Terry challenges educators to reconsider outdated and oppressive educational practices, and pushes them to create learning environments, education experiences, and lessons that are equitable, engaging, and enlightening, and which will meet the social, emotional, cultural, and academic needs of all students.

Alexes M. Terry

I am the founder and lead Instructional Success Consultant with TwistED Teaching Educational Consulting. As a native of Los Angeles, my experiences growing up in a community and attending schools negatively affected by gang-violence, drug abuse, and poor teaching inspired me to enter the field of education. I am a professional educator with 10 years of experience teaching, coaching, mentoring, and leading educators. I believe that coaching parents, leaders and teachers to success is more than just a profession or a passion, it is my ministry. Through TwistED Teaching, my overall goal is to change the lives of students through one empowered leader at a time.

The Healing Power of Listening to Ourselves and Our Students

Engage Students

This school year, I am participating in a cohort designed to help educational stakeholders take a deep dive in the education system and the policy related factors that prohibit students from being...

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Creating Radical Healing Spaces for Students

Respect

After a long winter break, teachers everywhere are preparing to welcome their students back into the classroom if they haven’t returned yet. But re-engaging with the educational process can be...

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The Best Thing You Can Do is Reflect

Be Authentic

As an educator, you are always looking for ways to improve your teaching. But what is the best way to get better? The answer may surprise you: reflection. That’s right, the best thing you can...

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Self Care Ain’t Enough!

Overcome Obstacles

Educators Need to Use the Winter Break to Move Towards Healing The hope needed to remain in urban education is on the other side of educators healing themselves. This healing must start with us...

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Creating Space to See It and Own It

Learning Environment

The power of visualization in the classroom I am a daydreamer by nature. I remember the days when I would stare off into space during 11th grade English. Heck, the walls were bland like my...

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Using What Students Have to Get What You (and Them) Want

Vision

Have you ever heard the saying, “you gotta use what you got to get what you want?” I heard this saying during my adolescent years and I swear you might look at me a little different if y’all...

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