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Getting away from the “usual suspects” of the modern civil rights movement, this teacher introduced her students to Bayard Rustin.
Despite language barriers and inadequate translation, teachers can find clarity and solutions by reaching out to students’ families.
Careful planning, thoughtfulness and alliances will help educators avoid the pitfalls of Black History Month.
The greatest achievement for this Teacher of the Year is the daily practice of empathy.
When a conflict between students escalated to a physical level, this teacher looked at all the factors involved, including the classroom space.
Writing poetry is an excellent way for students to explore identity and find meaning and value in everyday experiences.
When a student has trouble connecting with his new class, the icebreaker can be a book, family photo or picture that connects the child to his personal history and offers an opportunity to share.