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Omne Trium Perfectum: Everything That Comes in Threes is Perfect (Like These New Courses!)

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Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Courses, mindfulness, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Equity, Teaching with Equity

Critical Race Theory (CRT): What It Is, What It Isn’t, and What We Should Teach

It’s not an exaggeration to say education has endured significant changes in the last few years, requiring re-examination of how we “do” school (Zoom fatigue, anyone?). On top of shifts in instruction as a result of the pandemic, we are now seeing growing attention on the topic of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Release of the 1619 Project (now available in book format), along with the death of George Floyd and numerous black victims of police brutality, provided re-energized momentum for all populations to take a hard look at actions, processes, and policies enabling discrimination and perpetuating inequity. This work continues, now with defending teaching and learning about equity, anti-racism, and institutional racism. 

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Topics: Special Populations, diversity, Culturally Responsive Teaching

Care and Push: Building Relationships with Students

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning, Student Engagement, Culturally Responsive Teaching

Educating the Heart through Social Emotional Skills

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Student Engagement, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teaching with Equity

The Great Unknown: Unfinished Teaching and Learning

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Trauma Sensitive Learning, Back-to-School, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Distance Learning, Teaching with Equity

Tackling Tough Topics in Your Classroom

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Trauma Sensitive Learning, Student Engagement, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teaching with Equity

Equity-Based Family Engagement

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Teaching Excellence, Parents, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teaching with Equity

Supporting First-Generation and Low-Income Students Beyond the College Acceptance Letter

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Teaching Excellence, diversity, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teaching with Equity

How to Talk About What's in the News: A Lesson Plan

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Culture and Language, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Digital Resources, Lesson Plan

12 Resources to Help Stop Anti-Asian Bias in Your Classroom

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Self-Care, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Digital Resources, Equity, Teaching with Equity, teacher resources

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