yesterday at 21:55.
Want to catch up on the week’s social justice and education stories? Look no further.
What We’re Reading This Week: March 24
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today at 01:39
There is only justice. Don't put the weasel word social with it.
yesterday at 19:38.
Love this: The joyful photos in Myles Loftin’s ‘HOODED’ project counter stereotypical media images of black men and boys.
A 19-Year-Old Artist Confronts Media Bias Against Black Male Teens
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yesterday at 19:56
We need so much more of this!
yesterday at 16:45.
Here’s a rundown of the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts—and what they mean for public education.
Starving Schools to Feed Privatization
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yesterday at 17:35
Health (including clean water & safe food) & education should be the two most important things to fund in every country.
Kevin Joseph Pearson
yesterday at 16:57
Seems to be the fate of Public School Teachers to witness the total destruction of our Public Schools .
Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
yesterday at 18:22
Privatization turns students into commodities, pawns in the game of corporate profit and bottom lines.
yesterday at 14:10.
School boards in the San Diego area are coming together to protect immigrant students. How about your district?
Schools join forces to help prevent discrimination against immigrant students in San Diego
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yesterday at 15:54
It is a bad thing when parents breaking the laws of multiple countries abuse their children emotionally as a consequence of the parents choices.
03/23/2017 at 23:30.
Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision could transform the lives of millions of children with disabilities. So why aren’t we talking about it?
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yesterday at 11:38
A wonderful and appropriate ruling that will benefit our society. However, there now needs to be a discussion as to HOW to make this happen. I hope funding and resources are made available to those of us working in schools.
The Law Offices of Lloyd Donders, Esq.
yesterday at 14:49
For some analysis of which this Decision actually means:
[ Facebook.com Link ]
yesterday at 01:00
Very well written.
03/23/2017 at 21:30.
Looking for some spring break reading? Check out our latest staff picks for you AND your students.
Staff Picks: What We're Reading
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03/23/2017 at 22:29
Just finishing The Underground Railroad, highly recommend.
Raisse Phillips Ward
03/23/2017 at 23:50
I just read The Hate You Give. A must read!
yesterday at 01:51
I love Save Me a Seat! Same But Different is fascinating!
03/23/2017 at 16:55.
Here’s one way the leaders of Boston Public Schools are trying to “decolonize the curriculum.”
Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps
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03/23/2017 at 18:21
This map distorts distances. Obviously, they never consulted a geographer about geography. There are more accurate projections. Another science "fail."
03/23/2017 at 17:00
Or perhaps look at it from a Pacific centric or southern hemisphere centric map?
Jennifer Reed Scalise
yesterday at 11:54
I have seen this mapping in person. Brilliant. All schools everywhere should be using it.
03/23/2017 at 14:30.
“Every child should have the chance to meet challenging objectives.”
Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities
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03/23/2017 at 15:34
It is important to point out that this was a unanimous Supreme Court decision.
yesterday at 12:32
Remember that it is not public schools that are the enemy, especially when they are tasked to do more with less resources ever year. Hold politicians who vote to defund public education accountable.
yesterday at 09:12
These "higher bars" aren't going to necessarily be good. I agree that children should be helped to reach their potential, but when you set the "bar higher" that usually means that they are expected to reach a predetermined level whether they are capable or not. Depending on how this is written and administered, it could be the next wave of setting special needs kids up for failure. I pray it isn't! But as a special ed teacher for 16 years, I'm worried!
03/22/2017 at 19:35.
“People went to school, so they have a feeling they know what good teaching looks like.” Research shows otherwise.
You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths
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03/23/2017 at 17:58
Don't send me research on how learning styles are "myth" that includes no reference to or research on Indigenous learners. Spend some time working in tribal communities and tell me there's no learning style. Lazy, myopic western researchers...
03/23/2017 at 02:58
I think a myth is that teaching is a scientific discipline and scientific research will create universally good teaching. Teaching is more art than science.
03/23/2017 at 15:49
One more comment:
I once had a CEO at a charter school tell me that he had gone to school, so he obviously could teach school if he wanted to.
I told him that I had been to surgery, but I sure didn't think I could DO surgery!
03/22/2017 at 19:15.
This high school teacher marvels at the questions and concerns that educators like herself must confront at school, like, “What is an executive order?” and, “Which countries are included in the ban?”
“I Was Born on September 11, 2001”
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03/23/2017 at 13:28
thank you for sharing how one teacher tries to teach tolerance in school and it is interesting to me to see the questions the kids have. Thank you thank you. the children are our future.
03/22/2017 at 17:00.
5th-Grader 'Sold' In Mock Slave Auction At New Jersey School
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03/22/2017 at 17:20
"The incident comes on the heels of an assignment at another school in the same district in which students made posters for slave auctions." Shouldn't somebody be investigating this district? I find it suspicious that both incidents occurred so close together. Like the first time this happened a memo should have been sent out about inappropriate lessons, that it happened again shows gross negligence.
Cathy Ryder Thomas
03/22/2017 at 20:29
When I was in high school they held a slave auction that sold off the girls to the boys for a day. We were supposed to carry their books and follow them class to class. Needless to say I refused to go along with it. I told the boy to go get his money back that I wasn't for sale. Everyone thought I was a spoil sport. I thought I was not for sale, period.
03/22/2017 at 20:40
The fact that people can so blithely celebrate how much they learned in these traumatizing-to-others activities without giving a thought to the self-defense mental gymnastics that this kind of experience puts black and brown kids through makes it stunningly clear how LITTLE is learned in these situations.
When black people don't trust white people, this kind of BS is why.
(Oh, but it's TOTALLY cool you guys, 'cause Becky says she learned a valuable lesson. 🙄)
03/22/2017 at 14:29.
Plan now, celebrate later. Registration for Mix It Up at Lunch Day is OPEN!
Register Your School
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03/21/2017 at 22:00.
Our brand-new lesson helps students break down myths and misconceptions about Muslims and understand the harmful effects of Islamophobia.
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03/22/2017 at 14:48
Many adults would benefit as well from this lesson
Teaching in Trump's America
03/22/2017 at 00:51
I plan on using the Islamophobic bus ad in my Global History class. Thank you for providing great resources.
[ Kalw.org Link ]
03/21/2017 at 19:15.
“Please come to our school for a visit, President Trump, to learn a different strategy for keeping our children safe.”
A Teacher’s Letter to President Trump
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03/21/2017 at 23:30
Beautiful. I, too, hope Trump will accept your request. Schools can be beautiful and amazing places!!! ;) keep up the good work teachers!!!
Teaching in Trump's America
03/22/2017 at 00:55
Here is what struck me: "I am amazed at how quickly I lied to her. We elementary school teachers have become expert liars. Before going into our “shelter in place” and “lockdown” drills every year, we assure our students that they are safe, that the adults are in charge. But how in the world can we possibly promise that we can keep them safe? I have practiced the lie, however, and it comes out effortlessly." So true.
Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
03/21/2017 at 20:12
What a wonderful letter and such a great article. Part of the greatness of visionaries like Dr. King, Thich Nhat Hanh and Gandhi is that they were able to "love their enemies" or opponents. It is a tall order for we mere mortals but it seems like it is central to affecting change and making our world a better place where we can all live together in peace and mutual respect. I hope President Trump accepts your invitation.
03/21/2017 at 17:00.
We already love the newest cast member of ‘Sesame Street.’
Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast Of 'Sesame Street'
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03/22/2017 at 04:14
Thank you, SS, for practicing inclusion. I love you forever.
03/22/2017 at 22:50
Elizabeth Fuller Bettini
03/21/2017 at 14:21.
“They saw this [video] and they found it to be exciting, and they didn’t question, ‘Is this real?’”
In an Era of Fake News, Teaching Students to Parse Fact From Fiction
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03/21/2017 at 18:54
Critical thinking more important than ever.
03/22/2017 at 00:36
Jamie Allen Vaughn
03/20/2017 at 21:49.
“We must send a strong message that [racist hate speech] is unacceptable.”
The urgency of addressing the rise of racist hate speech in K-12 schools
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03/20/2017 at 22:16
I did not allow any hate speech, or any anti anyone speech in my classroom. I'm retired, but I would have walked away from a principal that allowed it at all.
03/21/2017 at 02:38
To this day I've never understood why diversity education wasn't mandatory in all 50 states, beginning with the staff, after the signing of the civil rights bill in 1964. Oh, I know why....laws can be changed but not always hearts. Maybe it's time to revisit that.
03/21/2017 at 00:07
It's blinkin' dreadful that this even needs to be said.
03/20/2017 at 17:00.
Do you know enough about online trolling to help inform and protect your students?
Trolls Under the Online Bridge: What Students Need to Know
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03/20/2017 at 18:21
I am a grown-up and this bullying and intimidation has happened to me on facebook.....thank goodness we are able to block these people....
03/21/2017 at 03:01
Debbie B. Lindblad
03/20/2017 at 14:42.
Are your students following Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings? Use this lesson to enrich discussions about the U.S. Supreme Court’s responsibilities.
Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice
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03/19/2017 at 20:13.
Kids DO judge books by their covers. What do they see in your school library?
Judging Books by Their Covers
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