Black Students Are Not ‘Marginalized,’ They Are the Center of Our Work

Black Students Are Not ‘Marginalized,’ They Are the Center of Our Work

So many headlines these days are about how Black students are “falling behind” during the pandemic. They’re “missing” and “lost.” But the truth is, Black students aren’t lost—the question is, do you see them? BLACK STUDENTS ARE STILL UNSEEN IN SCHOOL. While there are...
Don’t Buy Into the Hype Around Learning Loss

Don’t Buy Into the Hype Around Learning Loss

I get it: “learning loss” is scary. Considering the unprecedented overuse of the word “unprecedented” to describe what our nation’s K-12 education system has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, we all get it. Sudden school closures in spring 2020. Drastic inequities...
I Love Teaching, But I’m Not a Martyr

I Love Teaching, But I’m Not a Martyr

I have been navigating majority (or all) white spaces for a very long time. Whether it was the tracked gifted and talented classes or my time at university, I’ve always sort of been an outsider. In a state with 96% of its teaching staff being white, choosing teaching...