Laura Brown, Author at The Educators Room

About Laura Brown

The more I teach, the more my compassion for students, parents, and teachers grows. Thank you for reading my thoughts.

School Reopenings: Let’s Risk it All or Not At All

The speculation from politicians, colleagues, parents, and relatives about schools reopening is exhausting. No one with authority seems to have a plan and no procedures are standardized. I am sick of politicians like Florida's governor, Rick DeSantis, comparing going to Walmart and Home Depot for twenty minutes once a month to educating hundreds of children [...]

By |2020-07-15T15:43:02-04:00July 15th, 2020|Ask a Teacher, COVID-19|2 Comments

I am a White Social Studies Teacher, and I am a Coward

For three consecutive Black History Months, I have picked up and then quickly put down the Black Lives Matter at Schools resources.  Why? Because I was scared.  I was worried that my white colleagues might think of me as radical. I was concerned that white students would grow uncomfortable and declare "that all lives mattered." I fretted over the [...]

By |2020-06-07T21:16:45-04:00June 7th, 2020|History, Social Justice|2 Comments