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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LET Them Write

Consider Their Future

Kids need creative writing now more than ever. When the 20-21 school year kicks off, welcome them into your structured classroom (in-person or virtual) and LET them write!...

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The Power of Representation

Consider Their Future

The message that was sent to me, through schooling, was black women from the hood are not writers, speakers, and we don’t have anything to say that other people would listen to and be inspired by. ...

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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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Where Is Your Focus?

Respect

Why placing connections over content is beneficial to students overall success....

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What Pages Taught Me About Having A Growth Mindset

Overcome Obstacles

Having a growth mindset is necessary, at all times, when in the field of education....

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Why Graduate School Has Been The Best PD Opp For Me…

Engage Students

It seems that this year’s theme for me, personally and professionally, has been #growthmindset. If you follow me any on Twitter, lately I have been doing a lot of tweeting about how I am pushing...

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