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Last year I revisited James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” before starting the school year. I encouraged myself and other teachers committed to social justice to “go for broke.” I did lots of work I felt proud of in our classroom last year, working with our 5th graders to understand, analyze, and combat racism. Read more here...

Over the past five years, I have built my classroom library from just 104 books to over 1100 high-interest young adult literature spanning from realistic fiction to nonfiction to fantasy & sci-fi to historical fiction…. Read more here.

I love being a teacher.  I know it is my calling. It can be frustrating when you know what you need to be a successful teacher, but you receive something else.  Here are a few things teachers get, versus what they really need. What teachers get:  No professional development choice. To read more, click here.

As young Americans start back to school, it is a good time to note that most Americans are largely ignorant—ignorant of their heritage, ignorant of their Constitution, ignorant of what actually “unites” the United States of America…Read more.

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"Is the faculty meeting in the cafeteria, or the auditorium?" I ask two of my colleagues, who both give me smiles filled with bemusement. "We don't have an auditorium," comes the reply followed by a [...]

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