Teachers Need Permission to Teach

“I’m exhausted,” exclaimed a teacher as she exited an eight-hour training session at her school. “Enough of the workshops already. When am I ever going to get permission to teach?” Most teachers welcome opportunities to learn more about effective instructional strategies and classroom resources. They reach into their own pockets to purchase materials that engage students […]

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How to Get Up When You Fall Down

There is a fable about a man who fell from the edge of a cliff. As he tumbled through the air, he desperately grabbed and clung to a branch that grew from the wall of the cliff. He cried out, “Is there anyone out there who can help me?” “I can help you,” responded a Voice […]

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How to Heal Racism

“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 graduate course taught in diverse schools. The […]

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