"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 Alexes Terry challenges educators to reconsider outdated and oppressive educational practices, and pushes them to create learning environments, education experiences, and lessons that are equitable, engaging, and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 Power in a Playlist

Be Authentic

If I had not asked them about the music that was on their playlists and what spoke to them about those songs, I would have likely missed the opportunity to create a culture of care in my classroom...

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Using YouTube to Twist Teaching and Learning

Vision

I am a people person. If you have interacted with me on any level, you know that I love being around people and giving to people–especially my “people”. One of the things I love about...

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It’s Time to Walk It Out

Engage Students

Hip Hop influences a lot of the work I do as an educator and content creator. Like seriously, when I get a creative idea in mind, it is usually influenced by a song or the life of a hip hop artist. ...

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In the Spirit of Love: Characteristics of a Culturally Responsive Caring Learning Environment

Learning Environment

I am in the spirit of love this week! Not only do I love celebrating Valentine’s Day, but this week is also my birthday week so it’s extra special.  When I think about LOVE, I can’t help...

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If You Ask They Will Tell

Engage Students

I love the line from Field Dreams (1989), “if you build it they will come,” and actually find myself saying it often, or a version of it when working with teachers.  “If you ask they will...

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Words as Weapons

Respect

In some cases, the weapons are flung deliberately, after careful aim has been taken to enact maximum harm. Other times, people unintentionally stab each other with words whose deep wounds they cannot...

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