As most of you know, I’ve started a new job….in a middle school. I was one of those teachers that always had the idea that I would hate teaching middle school. All those hormones, changes, attitudes…no thanks. Well, here I am…2 months in…and loving it. These 7th and 8th graders are amazing. Yes, middle schoolContinue reading “Representing your Students’ Identities”
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Keep Those Books Out!
The other day we celebrated Indigenous People Day, formally Columbus Day. I think rebranding that day is a small step in the direction we need to be heading: honoring and respecting people from all backgrounds. Back when I was in the classroom, I was one of those teachers that has bins and bins of pictureContinue reading “Keep Those Books Out!”
Classroom Library Diversity
Imagine for a minute…..you’re a 6 year old black student, so excited to finally get back into school since being out since March! You’re eager to get your hands on books again since you didn’t have access to any of your own at home. You finally walk up to the classroom library in your newContinue reading “Classroom Library Diversity”