Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Discovering Forgotten Black Stories: Anger, Pride, And Determination

I was rushing to catch a plane last year when a piece of Black history stopped me in my tracks at an airport bookstore: a book titled American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men who Became...

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Say Your Colleagues’ Names Correctly

For years, I have advocated for why it's essential to say students’ names correctly. And while I spoke out for teachers to pronounce student names correctly, I was still fighting for people to say my...

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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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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

The Benefits of Giving Students Texts That Relate To Their Lives

Rather than read Hamlet with my AP English Literature and Composition students as has traditionally been the case, I suggested to this year’s class that we read something different—something local,...

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Here's Why I Teach Black History All Year Long

Like many of my students, I look forward to Black History Month in February, when schools and organizations across the country celebrate and honor the contributions of Black Americans and others of...

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California

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system has not returned to its...

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