School integration

Nice White Parents: Analysis of the School Inequality Podcast

Racial Segregation in Education… Unfortunately, though six decades have passed since Brown v. Board of Education, school segregation is getting worse… and it hurts us all. One of the chief drivers of educational inequality — and as a result, societal […]

/ September 4, 2020
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Darkness is beautiful

Is Saying “Dark” to Mean “Bad” Problematic?

The wonderful children’s book Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o and Vashti Harrison ends with the realization that darkness — both in the sky and in skin color — is beautiful and necessary. Yet, so many of us persist in using the […]

/ August 21, 2020
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Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

“Look Both Ways” by Jason Reynolds: Analysis by a Teacher

A Great Book for Grades 6-8+ The 2019 young adult book Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds is beloved in middle school classrooms and summer reading lists for good reason. This collection of ten short stories about students walking home […]

/ August 16, 2020
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Creative drawings

Creative Drawings that Teach: A Free New Resource!

Looking for a place to find vocabulary words or concepts illustrated with fun, easy-to-understand cartoons? Would it help to have a set of colorfully-drawn, entertaining short stories for kids? Do you yearn to jump-start creativity and art inspiration for any […]

/ June 29, 2020
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2 Online Distance Learning Projects and Assignments for grade 6-12 ELA

2 Easy Online Distance Learning Assignment Plans: ELA Grades 6-12

Quick, meaningful assignments for students to do at home during school closures: During this unprecedented school shut-down, teachers and parents around the world are scrambling for lesson plans and project ideas which are genuinely useful learning opportunities, but which are […]

/ March 15, 2020
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This is a reconstruction of a duplex in the South Yard. Several enslaved families would have lived in this dwelling. Their daily lives would have involved domestic tasks in and around the main house.

An Archaeology Program at Montpelier (With Scholarships!), Plus History Road Trips

Let’s learn from a Social Studies teacher who does educational road trips! She also has great advice about the Teacher Archaeology program at James Madison’s Montpelier, which offers funding for educators to attend.  Erica at… Read More

/ February 21, 2020
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