Arts & Literacy

SHHH (She Hangs Her Head)!

I was inspired to write a song called SHHH (She Hangs Her Head)! The song is based on a true story and the content...

  • July 7, 2018

    BEAUTIFUL BLACKNESS TYPOGRAPHY

    We all learn in multiple ways. Besides being an auditory learner, I am also a visual learner. Coming off the heels of the Montessori...

CSP

Is my school welcoming to People of Color?

I recently read Kiese Laymon’s book Heavy. I can’t stop talking about it. It was powerful, raw, beautiful, impactful, and heavy. (Pun intended!) One...

  • August 5, 2018

    Language & Liberation: A Unit of Study

    I work toward welcoming marginalized voices into my classroom while moving my students toward a stance grounded in love and freedom. As a student,...

  • July 23, 2018

    There is No Apolitical Classroom @ ILA

    Lorena German and fellow educator, Jazmen Moore, presented at the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) conference in Austin, TX this past weekend (July 2018). They...

  • July 3, 2018

    Montessori for Social Justice Conference

    We spent this last weekend of June 2018 in St. Paul, MN at the Montessori for Social Justice Conference. Wow! What a powerful conference....

ELL/Bilingual Ed.

English Language Learners in the U.S.

Our Beliefs We believe that bilingual education is a civil right. We believe that English Language Learners in public schools are currently under attack...

Reflection

Is my school welcoming to People of Color?

I recently read Kiese Laymon’s book Heavy. I can’t stop talking about it. It was powerful, raw, beautiful, impactful, and heavy. (Pun intended!) One...

  • October 19, 2018

    We’re In This Together

    Being a teacher who is black, indigenous, or a person of color (BIPoc), can be challenging in and of itself. So many resources that...

  • June 18, 2018

    Losing My Breath

    Growing up an immigrant of color in the U.S. can be full of challenges and trauma. My family came to the U.S. from the...

  • November 1, 2017

    A Lesson on the N-Word

    You can’t teach the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and not discuss the n-word. Ignoring it is irresponsible. So, how does a teacher engage her...

Resources

Is my school welcoming to People of Color?

I recently read Kiese Laymon’s book Heavy. I can’t stop talking about it. It was powerful, raw, beautiful, impactful, and heavy. (Pun intended!) One...

  • May 22, 2019

    What are you reading this summer?

    Too often teachers aren’t readers. Too often we want our students to read and to be intrinsically motivated to learn… but we aren’t doing...

  • August 5, 2018

    Language & Liberation: A Unit of Study

    I work toward welcoming marginalized voices into my classroom while moving my students toward a stance grounded in love and freedom. As a student,...

  • July 23, 2018

    There is No Apolitical Classroom @ ILA

    Lorena German and fellow educator, Jazmen Moore, presented at the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) conference in Austin, TX this past weekend (July 2018). They...

Uncategorized

Buildings Cry

I’m from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Anyone that knows me, knows that even though I no longer live in Lawtown, I rep it to the fullest....

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    May 12, 2018

    Talking to Your Kids About Race

    Dear parents, Who better to teach your children about race than you? Yet, to best educate your children that means you have to be...

  • February 25, 2018

    Beautiful Blackness

    In honor of Black History Month, Roberto performed a poem entitled “Beautiful Blackness” and blew us all away! The words are below and a...

  • December 8, 2014

    The Blog

    Welcome to our blog. Read, comment, and share. Photo Credit:  Elevated Thought Foundation http://www.elevatedthought.org