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14 09, 2020

Podcast Review: Nice White Parents

By |2020-09-14T12:11:47-04:00September 14th, 2020|Ask a Teacher, Current Events in Education, Featured, Opinion, Podcast, Social Justice|0 Comments

Since teachers listen to plenty of podcasts, we are going to start to review them. One of our firsts is Nice White Parents from the New York Times. Judging a podcast by its cover, the title certainly produces both evocative and provocative responses. All teachers and schools most certainly want to work with "nice parents" [...]

11 09, 2020

Support Staff: The Real Superheroes of the 2020-21 School Year

By |2020-09-11T10:54:16-04:00September 11th, 2020|Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments

I've watched plenty of Marvel movies and read plenty of comics with my kids before we returned to school just a few weeks ago. As a teacher, it was great to feel like an Avenger as appreciative and supportive words from parents, school board members, and, most notably students countered the inane, ignorant comments we've [...]

10 09, 2020

Class Divide in Emergency Learning: A Crisis Overseas

By |2020-09-10T15:44:52-04:00September 10th, 2020|Instruction & Curriculum|0 Comments

By: Barry Anthony Parrenas & Mer Inisa Ogario September 10, 2020 Six years ago, our hometown was struck by Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), the strongest typhoon that has made landfall in recent history. At least 20,000 people died and went missing after the storm; several of our families and friends included. Directly facing the Pacific [...]

8 09, 2020

Betsy Devos Need to Spend More Time In Real Schools with Real Teachers

By |2020-09-08T17:08:04-04:00September 8th, 2020|COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education, How to Fix Education, The State of Education|1 Comment

  Secretary of Education Betsy Devos needs to know more about real schools and real teachers. Hell, just real people would be good. In calling for enforcement of standardized testing policies in public schools, during a public health crisis, she once again reveals a lack of connection to the lived reality of the victims of [...]