For Parents of Children of Color When Called to Your Child’s School

This is meant to encourage you to engage with your child’s school, especially your child’s teachers. It is well known that there are so many things that can go wrong in life and for your children, it begins at home, with you and what they receive from you. How you speak to them, discipline them, […]

21 Ways Schools Can Ramp-Up Engagement With Parents of Color

Family engagement is both a mystery and a solution for schools and the educators who work there. Many are challenged to  develop meaningful partnerships with parents and adult caregivers of students. Even more challenging  is involving parents of color. Traditionally, schools have operated from within a white middle class framework and a similarly standardized approach […]

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 […]

Do THIS before the first day of class!

At the beginning of every school year, there are usually a few days for teachers and staff to prepare for the children’s arrival. Children are expected to grow in their academic skills, while developing appropriate SEL capacity, and be fully engaged learners this year. Administrators ensure that all operational concerns are in order, and acclimate […]