Do You Know How to Teach Black History?

Teaching outside of that box is to reach for content and contexts not found in the traditional texts. This also falls outside of the scope of the curriculum. However, to do so adds much more relevance to the learners, fuels their curiosity and affirms their culture-who they are. In the traditional textbooks, diversity is MLK […]

Here’s Where We “Raise the Bar” in America’s Public Schools

Today’s youngest learners are digital natives and practically ‘hard-wired’ to acquire knowledge through technology-infused learning. With an increasing need for meaningful connections between digital natives, the framework of teaching and learning in educational settings is at a crossroads. The basic structure and standardization of curricula can’t become any less engaging, exciting, or less relevant, according […]

Why You Should Teach To Latinx Experiences in the Classroom

What do you teach about the Latinx diaspora? How much do you know about their histories or present realities? What do your students know about Puerto Rico? What about your Puerto Rican students? When we say ‘culturally responsive’ teaching is about making instruction ‘relevant’, it is implied that educators must reach beyond and outside of […]

What We Tell Ourselves: Commemorating the Hate and Ignorance of Long Ago

When we are in a car accident, and hit a car ahead of us from the rear, sometimes our first line of defense is to blame the other driver. “Why’d you stop short?” we ask. Deep down inside of us, we know that is is really our own fault. We tell ourselves anything to feel […]