Posts Categorized: Resources

A Lesson on the N-Word

A Lesson on the N-Word

You can’t teach the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and not discuss the n-word. Ignoring it is irresponsible. So, how does a teacher engage her class in a discussion around this very controversial and complicated word?  My current teaching context is a small independent school with a predominantly white student body. In this post, I’m thinking… Read more

Not Your Momma’s Mockingbird

Not Your Momma’s Mockingbird

I’ve taught 9th grade for many years and one thing I’ve learned is that they are young, ready, willing, and needing of a space to be themselves. Since I began working with a predominantly white student body, I have tweaked my approach to teaching from an anti-bias/anti-racist lens to meet the needs of the learners… Read more

Goodies

Goodies

This is an ever-growing list of resources we recommend. They can help to develop a theoretical framework from which to operate in order to successfully create safe and inclusive classroom spaces for students. Articles Jackson, Karen Keaton. “Chapter 9: The Power of Their Texts by David E. Kirkland.” Closing the Gap English Educators Address the Tensions… Read more