Take Your Game Face Off

Be Authentic

When students enter our spaces, we must be mindful that some of them may feel as if there is no reason to smile. ...

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The Hard Topics

Engage Students

I remember it was my third year teaching and I had just received my Master’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis on race studies. I was tasked with teaching Dual Credit Sociology to high...

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You Are Safe Here

Respect

What we choose to ignore speaks volumes about who we are and what students can expect from us. ...

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The Importance of Teaching Our Kids about Financial Literacy

Consider Their Future

A.K.A. Why Should You Teach Your Kid How to Manage Their Money and a Few Tips on Getting Started. “The Old Saying” Remember the old saying, “What they don’t know won’t hurt...

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I’m Fighting To The Very End

Learning Environment

With the news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I woke up this morning reflecting what she was to our country and how she used her platform and position to advocate for...

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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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