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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The Reflections of a Mom Processing Uvalde

Overcome Obstacles

As I watched my 3rd grader take the stage with his friend, to accept his end-of-the year awards, it hit me. It hit me that just a day before, 19 moms like me got their kids up, dressed them for...

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It’s Time to Be Mindful About the “U” in Educator

Overcome Obstacles

This year, educators across America have been running on auto-pilot and fueled by coffee, Dr. Peppers, and Red Bulls. Now, it’s time to turn the auto-pilot off and regain control of our minds. Why,...

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Why Your Students Social Lives Matter to Your Classroom and School

Engage Students

Everything happening in your students' social lives can be connected back to a lesson in your classroom. But, this is going to require you to step outside your comfort zones, create space for...

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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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