- 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
3. Keep your judgement at home. It's so easy to judge a child, family and home once you find out everything isn't perfect like the 80's sitcom, The Cosby Show. Instead of looking to blame why some one lives in poverty, take that time to hear a child's story. Growing up my story was that despite my father being a small business owner, it was hard to provide for two household with four mouths to feed. So we struggled. Since I grew up in a small community, many teachers already knew my story from my older siblings.
I'm not sure if any of teachers judged me, but I never felt judgement when I came to them with an issue. Instead I felt compassion and love. I remember my AP Literature teacher sitting down with me to have a discussion about college and financial aid. She didn't cringe when I told her that I needed financial aid, instead she showed me what to do to quality. As teachers it's our job to teach and nurture children and judgement has no place in that space. Click here for rule #4.