Stop and Think

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No matter the disciplines or grades we teach, there’s simply no substitute for the learning students can do when considering original historical documents, whether official documents, first-hand accounts, census records, photographs or newspaper and magazine stories from a particular place or time.

If Only

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I sometimes get lost thinking about who I would be today if only someone during my K-12 experience had taken a step to include me and my cultural connections into the school day.

Becoming an Antiracist Parent

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Preparing our children for adulthood means making sure they do not experience the same feelings of disconnection and isolation in school I experienced as a student. They deserve an education based in truth and historical facts. 

An Invitation

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When was the last time you invited someone to think critically about the world around you? Who holds YOU accountable as you work toward being antiracist? 

How to See Beyond the Surface

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Inwardly, I sighed, and wondered why it’s so hard to imagine other people’s lives. That’s what CARE Principle #1 calls for – that we recognize the humanity of all people, treat them with dignity, and imagine, if we can, what it is to walk in their shoes. 

Be You in the Classroom

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I never thought of myself as a teacher until I truly became one. In my mind, I really thought anyone could be a teacher because I believed a teacher was just a character an adult played. If you knew and loved your content all you had to do was create your character and teach.

Keep Going

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A few times in my life I’ve became focused on my health and wellness. For me, this centers on having my blood pressure remain within a normal range. Making that choice requires me to be incredibly intentional about nutrition and exercise.