Tag: Awareness

Poetry: Words From The Heart

I hope our last poem of the month resonates with you the same way it did with me and provides inspiration for you to reflect on self.  

When Justice is the Exception

Social injustice has been a recurring theme in American life and once again has dominated our lives, communities and classrooms for the last 331.

Other Side Of This

Let the celebration continue. We are highlighting the work of our community poet Jessica Diaz to share with you. Enjoy her words and let them.

Poetry: A Generational Gift

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high,

Education is Love

Teaching Matters is committed to providing educators with resources that will impact our classrooms and communities. Our mission -  to close the.

One Year of Remote Learning

When I starting planning a blog to commemorate and recognize teachers and all that has happened in the last year, I did not think I would be.

Every Coach Needs a Coach

More than ever, every coach needs a coach - a thought partner to turn to for sound bites of advice when we need them the most, particularly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Social Component of Remote Learning

  Lesson planning. It’s something educators do on a regular basis and something we must continue to do through these traumatic circumstances. Our.

The importance of health education and student wellness

  Do your students have the tools to discern all of the information they are receiving about the COVID-19 pandemic and social injustice in the.