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.
by Julia E. Torres | 8.31.18
As an educator, I believe that for my students to always be learning and growing, I need to always be learning and growing as well.
by Eli Casaus | 8.9.18
Last year, the school where I worked focused on finding ways to build community by better serving our families and students. A big part of that was making sure each student felt welcomed every single day.
by Josh Parker | 8.3.18
When we think about working to make our classrooms more equitable, it makes sense to me to start with why we got into teaching.
by George Christopher | 8.2.18
I want my son to have a teacher who looks at him and sees what I see. And I have to be that teacher for my students.
by Jorge Pacheco Jr. | 5.2.18
I’m a firm believer that it’s never too early to start teaching kids about empathy, love, race, class and gender.