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Arts & Literacy

SHHH (She Hangs Her Head)!

I was inspired to write a song called SHHH (She Hangs Her Head)! The song is based on a true story and the content...

  • July 7, 2018

    BEAUTIFUL BLACKNESS TYPOGRAPHY

    We all learn in multiple ways. Besides being an auditory learner, I am also a visual learner. Coming off the heels of the Montessori...

CSP

Whitening Our Students

There exists a movement among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color all around the world (basically wherever there was colonization) to Whiten our skin....

  • September 27, 2019

    Unit: Fighting for Our Lives

    Young people are leaders of the future. They will be running this country, our institutions, and our lives, and yet, here they are fighting...

  • August 7, 2019

    Is my school welcoming to People of Color?

    I recently read Kiese Laymon’s book Heavy. I can’t stop talking about it. It was powerful, raw, beautiful, impactful, and heavy. (Pun intended!) One...

  • August 5, 2018

    Language & Liberation: A Unit of Study

    I work toward welcoming marginalized voices into my classroom while moving my students toward a stance grounded in love and freedom. As a student,...

ELL/Bilingual Ed.

Multilingual Speakers in the U.S.

Our Beliefs We believe that bilingual education is a civil right. We believe that students of color learning a second language in public schools...

Reflection

What I Remember

I remember in 7th grade when one of my teachers, Mrs. B, did a terrible thing. My classmate was reading aloud. Slowly. Struggling through...

Resources

Unit: Fighting for Our Lives

Young people are leaders of the future. They will be running this country, our institutions, and our lives, and yet, here they are fighting...

  • August 7, 2019

    Is my school welcoming to People of Color?

    I recently read Kiese Laymon’s book Heavy. I can’t stop talking about it. It was powerful, raw, beautiful, impactful, and heavy. (Pun intended!) One...

  • May 22, 2019

    What are you reading this summer?

    Too often teachers aren’t readers. Too often we want our students to read and to be intrinsically motivated to learn… but we aren’t doing...

  • August 5, 2018

    Language & Liberation: A Unit of Study

    I work toward welcoming marginalized voices into my classroom while moving my students toward a stance grounded in love and freedom. As a student,...

Uncategorized

More Than Words Can Describe

This blog post is straight from our classrooms! From Roberto: A couple of weeks ago, I used writing to promote some social emotional learning...

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    December 15, 2018

    Buildings Cry

    I’m from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Anyone that knows me, knows that even though I no longer live in Lawtown, I rep it to the fullest....

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    May 12, 2018

    Talking to Your Kids About Race

    Dear parents, Who better to teach your children about race than you? Yet, to best educate your children that means you have to be...

  • February 25, 2018

    Beautiful Blackness

    In honor of Black History Month, Roberto performed a poem entitled “Beautiful Blackness” and blew us all away! The words are below and a...