by Ciji Thurman | 7.6.20
Right now, I see a lot of my fellow teachers learning more about anti-racist teaching practices. There is a need for many of us to become more knowledgeable.
by Kayla Rago | 6.21.20
Our project began with a student asking a question regarding the artwork displayed around our school. While looking at art with our media specialist, students couldn’t help but notice that the pictures hanging around our school represented mostly white people.
by Sheldon Eakins | 6.3.20
We are living through a moment that calls us, as educators, to have brave conversations about race, culture and identity.
by Alisha Andrew | 12.12.19
Growing up, I hated math. If you’d asked me back then if I would be a math teacher now, I would say, “No way!” I was intimidated by it – and the way things were, I didn’t feel like I was even supposed to be good at it.
by Maurice McDavid | 6.26.19
During my junior year of college, I couldn’t figure out what was so special about the history class I was taking. Finally it hit me: I loved that class because for the first time in my life, my teacher was an African American male.
by Marian Dingle | 6.24.19
I’m in my 20th year of teaching, and I’ve long considered myself an advocate for equity work – but it wasn’t until more recently that I decided to really intentionally join conversations with my fellow teachers about building more equitable classrooms.
by Christina Torres | 5.10.19
As teachers, we all get really busy. It can be hard to make time to plan a new and innovative curriculum, and instead we end up reaching for something we’ve done before without questioning it. I’ve definitely found myself in that boat.
by Jill Fletcher | 4.9.19
Students often love to share their ideas aloud. There was a time when I didn’t value this enthusiasm for engaging. I saw it as a trait to tamper – something that stood in the way of getting information to them. Then I realized their willingness to speak was one of their greatest assets. And in order to reach them, I needed to build upon their passion for discussion.
by Emily House | 3.28.19
I grew up going to rural Iowa schools, and diversity wasn’t a big part of my educational background. As a teacher, I’ve realized how many different experiences exist even within a single classroom – and how few of those experiences are like mine. It’s been a humbling wake-up call.