Tag: inspiration

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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Iconic Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tempted to Quit Teaching to Find Jobs Abroad for Adventure?

Considering leaving the classroom to live overseas? Learning can continue after changing careers to find other jobs abroad! Exploring Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Derek Hartman who has powerful experience […]

/ July 30, 2019
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Pandas in Beijing, China!

Visiting Beijing as a Proud Parent at the Paralympic Games

From the Great Wall of China to pandas and other attractions… This mother explored all around Beijing while seeing her son compete in the Paralympics. The Bird’s Next Stadium in Beijing, China. Teaching Traveling: Welcome, Lesley! Tell us about your […]

/ July 12, 2019
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Microaggressions

Examples of Microaggressions: a Lesson and Definition in Cartoons

  Everyday language can hurt. These drawings show how words can offend, even when not meant to. In our increasingly interconnected world, ultimately every teacher — and person — needs skills to bring understanding and respectful norms to diverse groups. […]

/ June 16, 2019
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