by Victoria Thompson | 12.14.20
As more educators step up to do the work of anti-racism in their classrooms and communities – and make what John Lewis called “good trouble” – it’s essential that we seek out resources in every subject area that center the experiences of those who are Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color (BIPOC).
by Jami Witherell | 9.13.20
One of the first lessons I teach when I meet a new group of students focuses on our names. It sets the tone for everything that follows – by saying we value one another, who we are and the experiences that shape us.
by Ashley Washington | 8.26.20
Any coach or administrator can tell you: Just by walking into a classroom and seeing the demographics of the students, you can often tell right off the bat whether you’re in an honors level class or not. That should not be the case.
by Ashley Washington | 8.19.20
The first time I had a Black teacher, I was a junior in high school. She was my AP Chemistry teacher, Ms. Price, and I credit her with empowering me as a Black woman – and with inspiring my path toward education. (You can read more about her impact on me in my previous blog post: Reconnecting with your “why.”)
by Ashley Washington | 8.10.20
When I was growing up, I attended a law-focused magnet school in the Dallas area. All of my classes were centered around the law, with the idea that I’d pursue law school down the road.
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 Maurice McDavid | 6.18.20
Looking around at my fellow educators, I’m heartened by the movement that is happening right now.
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.