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Reading is the Cheat Code: Why Reading Must Have a Place in Schools

Jessica Fitzpatrick is a high school librarian in Houston and is in her eighth year of education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Houston and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. She is the 2020 TLA Branding Award Winner for Community [...]

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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. [...]

Teach to the Rest: How the Pandemic Could Be the Best Thing for Education in 20 Years

What’s getting you through 2020’s chaos? For me, it’s the knowledge that education could change, and not by a little. As with all things education, I’m not alone of course, And many others have come before me. I know because I used the pandemic to read them all.  Reardon and Timar. Ravitch and Tatum, Delpit [...]

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