How to Talk About Race

“We do not tolerate racism at our school,” said Mrs. Kurt, a fifth-grade teacher. “We ignore skin color and only see our students,” agreed Mr. Tucker. I wondered how it was possible to see children, but not the color of their skin. All of us enrolled in the...

What Color Is God?

Children understand life’s deeper truths in ways that adults sometimes fail to comprehend. “Which crayon do I use to color God?” asked Heather. I began my teaching career in a third and fourth grade classroom in a small rural school in Clinton,...

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