Resources That Work

A collection of real-world tools and resources for teachers, principals, and educators.

Black History Beyond February

"When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they.

Resources For Representation

As we pursue our goal of inclusive classrooms, I wanted to share with you a blog we published last Spring. CRE Pitfalls: Avoiding Reinforcing.

Monday's Not Coming: The Stories That Don't Make The Headlines

As a bookworm and true crime fanatic I was instantly intrigued by the storyline to Monday’s Not Coming. And, as a Black woman and advocate for.

Culturally Responsive Lessons All Year Long

  At this time, more than ever, it's become increasingly important for students, and teachers alike, to learn about and celebrate Black History.

What's Your Favorite Culturally Responsive Book?

Recently we asked our education community to name their favorite culturally responsive books. We want to share these books with you so that all.

400 miles in 100 days: An Invitation for Unity and Reconciliation

The 400 Mile in 100 Day Challenge - Join us!  This is an invitation!!  Like many of you, I watched the attack on our capital by home grown.

Social-Emotional Equity: Resources for Teachers & Students

Yale University’s Dr. Dina Simmons recently wrote a piece for ASCD entitled “Why We Can't Afford Whitewashed Social Emotional Learning” in which.

Wellness & Selfcare: Resources to Take Care of You

Abrupt school building closures and remote learning have been difficult for students and educators alike, and the return from break undoubtedly.

Healing & Transition: Intentions of Hope in the New Year

Every January, people near and far herald the year to come with lights. And light does more than create a festive mood. Light brings hope. As.

Remote Activities for Early Readers: Concepts About Print

  What is Concepts About Print (CAP)? Concepts about Print (CAP) refers to the awareness of 'how print works'. This includes the.

Confronting Social Injustice: A Conversation about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Systemic racism has been a part of US history for 401 years and it will take more then one summer of social reckoning to dismantle and rebuild an.

Educating Change Makers: Moving Beyond our Perception of Best Practices

Several weeks ago, while coaching a new teacher in our new reality, I observed the use of a similar pattern or practice to instruction. The.

Disrupting Inequitable Systems: Equipping Children With the Knowledge, Will, and Skills

Over fifteen years ago, I attended an elite public magnet high school in New York City. The school prided itself on developing young leaders who.

Voices and Voting: Education after an Election

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and the racial injustices that plague our systems have created a heightened sense of unrest and uneasiness among.

Elevating Voices: Social Justice Education for Our Times

A high school friend of mine, Deion, had immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica as a small child. His mother worked tirelessly to support them; as.

Centering Joy in ELA Text Selection

Joy. It is something I have been ruminating on and desperately trying to find these past few months. In the midst of a global pandemic that has.

Early Reading Assessment ToolKit: Remote Resources to Capture Formative Data

  As we continue hybrid and remote teaching, we know how important it is to assess our K-1st grade students, who have lost instructional time due.

Remote Activities for K-8 Students: Engaging and Standard Aligned

  Lesson planning is a huge part of teaching and up until this past March, most of us planned on delivering our lessons to our students in person..

Remote Assessment for Early Readers: Critical Tools to Know Your Students

Now is the time to assess your early readers to identify unfinished learning... Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we recognize that the start to this.

Self Care: We Need It! Part 2

It all starts with you..... We need to be taking care of our whole selves more then ever now. No need to feel guilty about taking time for YOU!

Self Care: We Need It! Part 1

It all starts with you..... Normally, after a hard workweek, people choose to decompress in one way or another. For some, that decompression may.

Science Education during a Pandemic: What Can we do to Engage our Students?

I am a former veteran science teacher who now works as a science coach. Science education, to me, means providing kids with experiences that.

Principals Matter: Resources for planning back to school in a blended environment

It’s never been more challenging to be a school leader. In addition to the annual back to school activities you prepare for, this year you are.

Sasha’s Story: A Journey into Growth as a Teacher

  As an educational consultant and coach, I spend much of my time helping to grow teachers into the kind of educators who will inspire and.