Tag: Equity

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..

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.

Conversations About Race and Systemic Injustice

  It saddens my heart to have to write this blog and curate resources in response to another murder of a Black person due to white supremacy and.

Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning: Possibilities in the Remote Environment

Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning: Possibilities in the Remote Environment By Linda Wolvek lwolvek@teachingmatters.org The magic of social.

CRE Pitfalls: Avoiding Reinforcing Stereotypes

Several years ago I was obsessed with listening to TED Talks. It was in the midst of this obsession that I stumbled upon Chimamanda Ngozi.

Next Gen Standards: What your School Needs to Know

If you are looking for a starting point to ensure that your school is aligned to the Next Generation Learning Standards or have already started.

The Culturally Responsive Classroom: From Wanting to Doing

Reading through reports from schools we work with, we see the impact achieved when principles of the CR-SE framework are implemented in the.

3 Big Ideas for Leading on Advanced Literacy

When a new text starts popping up on school leaders' desks everywhere, we take notice. Enter Teaching Advanced Literacy Skills: A Guide for.

How to Reach Education Equity in NYC

Disrupt historical patterns that harm students from marginalized communities. This content was originally published as 3 Ways to Reach Education.