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Culturally Relevant Lessons in the Life of DMX

I remember when I first taught the life, music, and poetry of Tupac Amaru Shakur back in 2002.  I received my first written complaint questioning why an educator would “glorify a thug.”  I knew then I would continue to find ways to tap into my students’ interest by using Hip Hop Culture in my curriculum. [...]

Global Education: What We Don’t Teach Has Never Been More Important

As adults in a time of crisis, we turn to familiar sources. I find myself these days interested in the efforts of South Korea, in the singing balconies of Italy, and in the ways in which different nations have dealt with the virus. It helps me to interpret what is happening around me, and what [...]

Getting Reading Right: The Education Week Online Summit

Getting Reading Right was the title and focus of the free online Education Week summit held on January 28, 2020.  EdWeek reporters moderated with guest literacy specialists in six separate online chats framed by the results of the 2019 EdWeek Research Center survey on Early Reading Instruction.  Online registered participants were eligible for a certificate [...]

How to Prepare for Your Best Year Yet (Self-Care Edition)

As I walk in Target (for no reason at all) to mindlessly scroll the candles, I am stopped in my tracks. I can’t believe what I’m seeing! The colorful, seasonal display for Back to school is set up. All I can do is shake my head at the reality that summer is ending (particularly here [...]

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