This post was originally published for Teacher2Teacher. Have you ever walked into a room full of people and you were the only one that looked visibly different? If you haven’t, chances are you’re lucky, maybe even privileged to not have ever been in this position, but I encourage you to read on and walk in … Continue reading Why We Should Care About Equity & Social Justice as Educators
February is #BlackHistoryMonth and many of us feel conflicted in teaching lessons specifically designed for #BlackHistoryMonth since we should be teaching about Black History throughout the entire school year. I wanted to share some great resources for teachers who are looking to implement lessons on Black History throughout the year, and what better time to … Continue reading Resources for #BlackHistoryMonth & Beyond
“My response to racism is anger. I have lived with that anger, ignoring it, feeding upon it, learning to use it before it laid my visions to waste, for most of my life. Once I did it in silence, afraid of the weight. My fear of anger taught me nothing. Your fear of that anger … Continue reading Stop Tone-Policing
I used to participate in Twitter chats often. My favourites were #whatisschool & #edchat, a few others too but those mainly. They weren't really my favourite so much as that they happened at the right time. When I used to be go on these chats, most people are generally friendly & kind. I am still … Continue reading Where are my people at?
I read this article last night and it literally made me sick on so many levels. The ignorance of people and racist ideologies are one thing to deal with outside of school, but when your classmates, teachers, your entire school is racist that's another thing. A student recited the US pledge of allegiance in Arabic, … Continue reading Apologize for being you
I struggle to write about this topic, as a result it'll be through these words that I share some thoughts on the silencing of minority, people of colour, the silencing of "the other" in Education. “The oppressors do not favour promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.” Paulo Freire ~ Pedagogy of … Continue reading Through these words…