Social Emotional Learning

Can Black Students Get the Same Emotional Freedom as Travis Kelce?

Listen y’all, I’ve seen the Travis Kelce emotional outburst scenario play one too many times in the different schools I’ve worked in over the past 17 years. To pretend as if this doesn’t happen in...

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Math

6 Books Math Educators Should Read in 2024

I asked several math teachers to share some of their favorite math education books they read over the past year. They provided many great book selections, and I highly recommend them for educators...

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educational equity

Embrace “Uncomfortability” in Support of Marginalized Students

It can be overwhelming to keep track of the seemingly daily acts of injustice that affect our education system, and it’s just as hard to know how to address these issues. Banned book lists populate...

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Math

It Is Not Taboo to Use Calculators in Math Class

As I continue to investigate what it truly means to be a “math person,” I’m reflecting on my experiences with math. I’m not alone in growing up during a time when mental math was the gold standard...

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

The Key to Academic Success: Culturally Affirming Classrooms

My family and I visited the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra during my recent trip to Ghana. At the Mausoleum, I came across the outdoor Black Star exhibit that displays one of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s...

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Teaching

Beyond the Basics: 3 Key Yet Uncommon Tasks for Back-to-School Prep

Preparing for a brand new school year is exciting and stressful for teachers! So many tasks to complete in such a limited amount of time. From attending back-to-school professional development...

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