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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...

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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....

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    April 18, 2018

    TwitterLove&Magic

    The Intersection of Rhetorics and Justice: an IB unit of study When teaching about historically marginalized and oppressed communities, that’s usually what students understand:...

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    October 31, 2016

    Takin’ On the Hard Topics

    Recently, I wrote a response to the Larry Ferlazzo’s Classroom Q & A blog question: What are good strategies teachers can use when exploring “controversial”...

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    October 1, 2016

    Not Your Momma’s Mockingbird

    The first unit of the year with the freshmen is a fun one filled with tons of *stuff*. I’m really proud of the construction...

ELL/Bilingual Ed.

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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

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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...

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    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...

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    January 4, 2017

    Dust Your Shoulders Off

    I’ve had many difficult teaching moments. Some were a result of my own doing, yet many were a result of systemic inequalities that bled...

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    November 14, 2016

    What I Told My Seniors

    I didn’t realize how unprepared I was for Trump’s election. I had simply not thought that result through. Immediately I began receiving text messages....

Resources

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...

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    April 18, 2018

    TwitterLove&Magic

    The Intersection of Rhetorics and Justice: an IB unit of study When teaching about historically marginalized and oppressed communities, that’s usually what students understand:...

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    December 13, 2017

    What is Your Baby Reading?

    Children love books and storytelling. As parents, it’s a go-to activity. In my home, my almost-3 year old reads on her own even though...

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    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...

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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...

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    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...

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    December 8, 2014

    The Blog

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