Arts & Literacy

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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...

CSP

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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,...

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    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...

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    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....

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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:...

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

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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,...

  • ila-logo
    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...

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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...

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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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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