Tag: Literacy

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.