How We Teach The Hate, and How to Teach Tolerance

As I sit comfortably in my home and tune in to the latest news headlines, it becomes more clear to me that this country has a major problem with race that will not dissipate unless we all ‘man up’ and be honest about seeking real positive changes. People have been struggling with race, equality, and […]

25 Years of Changes: The “Greening” of the Teaching Force

National Center for Education Statistics released a comprehensive report detailing changes in several key characteristics of the teaching force between the 1987-88 and 2011-12 school years, including the number of teachers, the level of teaching experience, and the racial/ethnic diversity of the teaching force. The report focuses on how these demographic changes varied across different […]

‘Bright Spots’: The “Newcomer” Tool Kit

NEWCOMER TOOL KIT Today the White House announced “Bright Spots” for welcoming and expanding opportunities for Linguistic Integration and Education. The announcement identified a list of resources including the introduction of the Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit designed to help schools support immigrants, refugees, and their families with a successful integration process.  This toolkit will […]

The Best Gift to Give a Parent

Many years ago,  as a full-time undergraduate psychology student in the last semester before earning my college degree,  I  was an expectant mother of a daughter born one month after commencement. Reading was an integral part of my days, and most nights. When cramming for exams, I would ‘pull all-nighters’  learning theories in clinical and counseling psychology. I also wanted to know what to expect BEFORE my child was […]