A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools

The Way I Was Taught

June Cara Christian - May 7, 2014

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, one of our teaching and learning specialists reflects on how three exceptional teachers shaped her as a person—and an educator.

Reading Between the Lines

Adrienne van der Valk - May 5, 2014

Teachers don’t want to be called saints or soldiers. Let’s mark Teacher Appreciation Week with a commitment to go beyond the rhetoric and speak accurately about teaching as a profession.

Kenji's Dad(s)

Jim Hiller - May 2, 2014

This writer had a light-bulb moment about his student's family—and about himself.

Making the Most of Make-up Work

Sara Wicht - May 1, 2014

Helping students get back on track after an absence not only helps them learn, it helps them maintain positive connections to your classroom.

This is What Privilege Looks Like

Maureen Costello - April 28, 2014

Impact and intention both matter when talking about school policies.

Resist Telling a Simple Story

Helen Angell - April 24, 2014

Telling only one story of civil rights marginalizes the voices we ignore. It also prevent us from doing exactly what the story of civil rights is supposed to teach us to do―fight for justice in our own communities as those before us did.

Teachers Supporting Teachers

Allison Ricket - April 23, 2014

This teacher offers suggestions for how to better support our colleagues and create a more just and welcoming environment across the entire school.

The N-Word: Connected Through Historical Disconnect?

Dr. Neal A. Lester - April 21, 2014

Dr. Neal Lester talks about meeting folks across the country who want thoughtful, informed and critical conversation about the troublesome n-word.

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