- Frederick Douglass: “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” - July 4, 2021
- President Biden Pushes For Teachers To Get Their COVID Vaccine Dose By March - March 2, 2021
- We’re Just People Who Don’t Want To Be Killed! A Student Reflection About Insurrection - January 26, 2021
- Betsy DeVos Resigns: Most Teachers Say Good Riddance - January 8, 2021
- Class Divide in Emergency Learning: A Crisis Overseas - September 10, 2020
- Practicing Self-Care in the Midst of Chaos - August 31, 2020
- Do the Work: Equity Symposium for Teachers - August 23, 2020
- Universities Collaborate on the Biggest Experiment in Higher Ed: Reopening - August 3, 2020
- The Day of Teacher Self-Care is Happening August 1, 2020 - July 21, 2020
- Do the Work: A Conversation Around Anti-Racist Teaching in K-12 Schools - June 14, 2020
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2. Don't pity a child's life but teach them to recognize that education is literally the passport to their future." I've seen teacher preparation programs attempt to teach potential teachers to pity a child's life due to their socioeconomic background. In worse case scenarios they may even lower the expectations of the child- I'm strongly against that. Growing, I didn't need anyone to pity me. Instead I needed teachers who were emphatic but who would also teach me that education was my passport.
For example, I distinctly remember NOT wanting to take Advanced Placement World Civilization despite being a straight A Student in my Junior History class. After a lot of prodding by my mother, my History teacher came up to me and had a talk with me about the word potential. She pointed out that despite all of the hardships I had endured she saw "potential" in me. After we finished our discussion, I happily walked into the Guidance Counselor's office and registered for the course and not only did I have the highest grade in the class, but I was one of the only ones who "clepped" out of History for college. Click here for rule #3.